Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 September 2004 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | September 2004

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

Waning Crescent 33% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 33% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 6 September 2004 at 15:11.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1905".

Harvest Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2004 after 20 days on 28 September 2004 at 13:09.

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 02:42, this is 11 days after last perigee on 27 August 2004 at 05:37 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 22 September 2004 at 21:12 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 404 464 km

This apogee Moon is 404 464 km (251 322 mi) away from Earth. It is 944 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 245 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 3 September 2004 at 06:34 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 September 2004 at 14:51 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

5 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 in northern standstill

At 09:40 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠27.870°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-27.958° in its southern standstill point on 22 September 2004 at 02:36 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 14 September 2004 at 14:29 in ♍ Virgo, 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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