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Moon phase on 4 May 2004 Tuesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | May 2004

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

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 4 May 2004 at 20:33 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1948"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1902".

It is Flower Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2004.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 3 June 2004 at 04:20

Spring tide

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

Lunation 53 / 1006

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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

10 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 day, 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 367 898 km

Moon is 367 898 km (228 601 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 812 km (223 577 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 15:00 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 17 May 2004 at 18:17 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

14 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 before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 25 April 2004 at 03:32 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.628°. Next 3 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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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

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

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