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Moon phase on 17 July 2004 Saturday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | July 2004

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 17 July 2004 at 11:24 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2004 after 14 days on 31 July 2004 at 18:05.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 25 July 2004 at 03:37
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 31 July 2004 at 18:05
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 7 August 2004 at 22:01
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 16 August 2004 at 01:24

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 56 / 1009

At 11:24 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 56 of Meeus index or 1009 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

29 days, 14 hours and 1 minute is the length of new lunation 56. It is 55 minutes longer than next lunation 57 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠205.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠205.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠234°. 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 apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 14 July 2004 at 21:08 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 July 2004 at 06:25 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 402 908 km

Moon is 402 908 km (250 355 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 326 km (223 896 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after its ascending node on 11 July 2004 at 00:59 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 July 2004 at 11:29 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

6 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 after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 15 July 2004 at 20:46 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.543°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.607° in the next southern standstill on 29 July 2004 at 13:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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