Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 1 June 2004 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | June 2004

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

Waxing Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 27 May 2004 at 07:57.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1954"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1892".

Strawberry Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2004 after 1 day on 3 June 2004 at 04:20.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 3 June 2004 at 04:20
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 9 June 2004 at 20:02
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 17 June 2004 at 20:27
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 25 June 2004 at 19:08

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 54 / 1007

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 54 of Meeus index or 1007 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 54 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 35 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2004. It is 38 minutes longer than next lunation 55 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 12 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠158.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠158.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠181.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 21 May 2004 at 12:02 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 June 2004 at 13:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 366 745 km

Moon is 366 745 km (227 885 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 249 km (221 984 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 01:20 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 13 June 2004 at 22:49 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

10 days after previous North standstill on 22 May 2004 at 10:05 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.595°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.569° in the next southern standstill on 4 June 2004 at 17:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 3 June 2004 at 04:20 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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