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Moon phase on 2 July 2004 Friday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | July 2004

Full Moon phase
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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 ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 2 July 2004 at 11:09 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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1887".

It is Buck Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2004.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 31 July 2004 at 18:05

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 55 / 1008

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 1 July 2004 at 23:00 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 July 2004 at 21:08 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 363 936 km

Moon is 363 936 km (226 139 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 192 km (252 396 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 28 June 2004 at 08:37 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 July 2004 at 00:59 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

18 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 in southern standstill

At 03:43 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.538°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.543° in its northern standstill point on 15 July 2004 at 20:46 in ♋ Cancer.

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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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