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Moon phase on 3 June 2004 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | June 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 15 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 3 June 2004 at 04:20 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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1891".

It is Strawberry Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2004.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 2 July 2004 at 11:09

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 54 / 1007

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 13:10, this is 13 days after last apogee on 21 May 2004 at 12:02 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 17 June 2004 at 16:02 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 357 249 km

This perigee Moon is 357 249 km (221 984 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2004. It is 5 259 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 824 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 1 June 2004 at 01:20 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 June 2004 at 22:49 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

16 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

12 days after previous North standstill on 22 May 2004 at 10:05 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.595°. Next day 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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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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