Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 April 2004 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | April 2004

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

Waxing Crescent 8% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 19 April 2004 at 13:21.

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 ∠5° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1908".

Flower Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2004 after 12 days on 4 May 2004 at 20:33.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 19 May 2004 at 04:52

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 53 / 1006

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 53 of Meeus index or 1006 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 53 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 31 minutes. It is 4 minutes shorter than next lunation 54 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 47 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 16 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠129.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠129.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠158.3°. 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

14 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 day, 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 404 817 km

Moon is 404 817 km (251 542 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 403 km (251 906 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 20 April 2004 at 11:40 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 May 2004 at 15:00 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

2 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

11 days after previous South standstill on 11 April 2004 at 00:50 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.596°. Next 2 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 12 days

After 12 days on 4 May 2004 at 20:33 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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