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Moon phase on 25 June 2004 Friday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | June 2004

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 47% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 25 June 2004 at 19:08 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1879"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1879" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2004 after 6 days on 2 July 2004 at 11:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 2 July 2004 at 11:09
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 9 July 2004 at 07:34
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 17 July 2004 at 11:24
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 25 July 2004 at 03:37

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 55 / 1008

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 55 of Meeus index or 1008 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.62 days

Length of current 55 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 57 minutes. It is 57 minutes longer than next lunation 56 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 50 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠181.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠181.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠205.1°. 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

7 days after point of apogee on 17 June 2004 at 16:02 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 July 2004 at 23:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 381 480 km

Moon is 381 480 km (237 041 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 450 km (222 109 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 13 June 2004 at 22:49 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 June 2004 at 08:37 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

11 days 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 southern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 18 June 2004 at 15:35 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.532°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.538° in the next southern standstill on 2 July 2004 at 03:43 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 2 July 2004 at 11:09 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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