Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 March 2004 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | March 2004

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 36% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 36% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 20 March 2004 at 22:41.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1922".

Pink Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2004 after 8 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

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 52 / 1005

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 52 of Meeus index or 1005 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

Length of current 52 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 07:02, this is 15 days after last perigee on 12 March 2004 at 03:37 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 8 April 2004 at 02:28 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 404 520 km

This apogee Moon is 404 520 km (251 357 mi) away from Earth. It is 888 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 189 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 24 March 2004 at 04:55 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 April 2004 at 05:05 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 14 March 2004 at 19:20 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.445°. Next day 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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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 5 April 2004 at 11:03 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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