Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 11 March 2004 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | March 2004

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 76% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 76% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 6 March 2004 at 23:14.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1931".

Worm Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2004 after 24 days on 5 April 2004 at 11:03.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 13 March 2004 at 21:01
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 20 March 2004 at 22:41
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 28 March 2004 at 23:48
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 5 April 2004 at 11:03

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 51 / 1004

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 51 of Meeus index or 1004 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

Length of current 51 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 16 minutes shorter than next lunation 52 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠59.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠59.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠93.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before perigee

12 days after point of apogee on 28 February 2004 at 10:45 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 March 2004 at 03:37 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 365 030 km

Moon is 365 030 km (226 819 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 511 km (229 603 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 10 March 2004 at 23:05 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 March 2004 at 04:55 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 1 March 2004 at 11:47 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.341°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.445° in the next southern standstill on 14 March 2004 at 19:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 20 March 2004 at 22:41 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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