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Moon phase on 20 March 2004 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | March 2004

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 20 March 2004 at 22:41 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1853" and ∠1926".

Pink Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2004 after 15 days on 5 April 2004 at 11:03.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 28 March 2004 at 23:48
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 5 April 2004 at 11:03
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 12 April 2004 at 03:46
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 19 April 2004 at 13:21

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 52 / 1005

At 22:41 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 52 of Meeus index or 1005 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

29 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes is the length of new lunation 52. It is 51 minutes shorter than next lunation 53 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 56 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 7 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠93.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠93.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠129.7°. 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 apogee

8 days after point of perigee on 12 March 2004 at 03:37 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 March 2004 at 07:02 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 386 798 km

Moon is 386 798 km (240 345 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 520 km (251 357 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days 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 3 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

23 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 after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 14 March 2004 at 19:20 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.445°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.541° in the next northern standstill on 28 March 2004 at 19:53 in ♋ Cancer.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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