Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 30 April 2004 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | April 2004

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

Waxing Gibbous 77% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 77% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 27 April 2004 at 17:32.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1859"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1859" and ∠1904".

Flower Moon after 4 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 27 May 2004 at 07:57

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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 perigee

6 days after point of apogee on 24 April 2004 at 00:26 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 May 2004 at 04:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 385 574 km

Moon is 385 574 km (239 585 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 812 km (223 577 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 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 4 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

10 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 after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 25 April 2004 at 03:32 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.628°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.623° in the next southern standstill on 8 May 2004 at 08:08 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 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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