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Moon phase on 10 August 2004 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | August 2004

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

Waning Crescent 26% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 26% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 7 August 2004 at 22:01.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1893".

Sturgeon Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2004 after 19 days on 30 August 2004 at 02:22.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 56 / 1009

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 30 July 2004 at 06:25 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 August 2004 at 09:34 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 404 855 km

Moon is 404 855 km (251 565 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 291 km (251 836 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 7 August 2004 at 02:41 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 August 2004 at 12:11 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

3 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 northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 29 July 2004 at 13:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.607°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.674° in the next northern standstill on 12 August 2004 at 02:38 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 16 August 2004 at 01:24 in ♌ Leo, 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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