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Moon phase on 18 May 2004 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | May 2004

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

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 19 May 2004 at 04:52 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1896".

Strawberry Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2004 after 15 days on 3 June 2004 at 04:20.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 9 June 2004 at 20:02

Spring tide

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

New lunation 53 / 1006

At 13:21 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 53 of Meeus index or 1006 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

29 days, 15 hours and 31 minutes is the length of new lunation 53. 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

12 days after point of perigee on 6 May 2004 at 04:29 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 May 2004 at 12:02 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 402 123 km

Moon is 402 123 km (249 868 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 262 km (252 440 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 17 May 2004 at 18:17 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 June 2004 at 01:20 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

1 day 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

10 days after previous South standstill on 8 May 2004 at 08:08 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.623°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.595° in the next northern standstill on 22 May 2004 at 10:05 in ♋ Cancer.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

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

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