Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 July 2004 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | July 2004

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 17 July 2004 at 11:24.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1790"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1790" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2004 after 13 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

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 56 / 1009

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 56 of Meeus index or 1009 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

Length of current 56 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 1 minute. 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

3 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 11 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 400 333 km

Moon is 400 333 km (248 755 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 326 km (223 896 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 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 6 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

7 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

2 days after previous North standstill on 15 July 2004 at 20:46 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.543°. Next 11 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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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 31 July 2004 at 18:05 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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