Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 April 2004 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | April 2004

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

Waning Crescent 35% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 35% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 12 April 2004 at 03:46.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1932"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1932" and ∠1913".

Flower Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2004 after 21 days on 4 May 2004 at 20:33.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 19 April 2004 at 13:21
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 27 April 2004 at 17:32
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 4 May 2004 at 20:33
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 11 May 2004 at 11:04

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 52 / 1005

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 8 April 2004 at 02:28 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 April 2004 at 00:26 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 371 066 km

Moon is 371 066 km (230 570 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 403 km (251 906 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 7 April 2004 at 05:05 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 April 2004 at 11:40 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

20 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

2 days after previous South standstill on 11 April 2004 at 00:50 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.596°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.628° in the next northern standstill on 25 April 2004 at 03:32 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 19 April 2004 at 13:21 in ♈ Aries, 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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