Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 August 2004 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | August 2004

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

Waxing Gibbous 83% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 83% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 23 August 2004 at 10:12.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1899".

Sturgeon Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2004 after 3 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 57 / 1010

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 57 of Meeus index or 1010 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.55 days

Length of current 57 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 5 minutes. It is 46 minutes longer than next lunation 58 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 21 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 42 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠234°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠234°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠269.4°. 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

15 days after point of apogee on 11 August 2004 at 09:34 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 27 August 2004 at 05:37 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 363 774 km

Moon is 363 774 km (226 039 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 106 km (226 866 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 21 August 2004 at 12:11 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 September 2004 at 06:34 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

19 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 after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 25 August 2004 at 20:48 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.776°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.870° in the next northern standstill on 8 September 2004 at 09:40 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 30 August 2004 at 02:22 in ♓ Pisces, 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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