Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 June 2004 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | June 2004

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 16% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 16% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 9 June 2004 at 20:02.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1802"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1802" and ∠1889".

Buck Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2004 after 18 days on 2 July 2004 at 11:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 9 July 2004 at 07:34

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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 3 June 2004 at 13:10 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 June 2004 at 16:02 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 397 691 km

Moon is 397 691 km (247 114 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 575 km (252 634 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 22:49 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 28 June 2004 at 08:37 in ♏ Scorpio.

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New draconic month

At 22:49 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 4 June 2004 at 17:29 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.569°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.532° in the next northern standstill on 18 June 2004 at 15:35 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 17 June 2004 at 20:27 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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