Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 September 2004 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Leo.

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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 10% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days 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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1790"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1790" and ∠1906".

Harvest Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2004 after 17 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 26 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 after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 8 September 2004 at 02:42 in ♋ Cancer. 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 22 September 2004 at 21:12 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 400 360 km

Moon is 400 360 km (248 772 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 600 km (229 659 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 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 6 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

8 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

3 days after previous North standstill on 8 September 2004 at 09:40 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.870°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.958° in the next southern standstill on 22 September 2004 at 02:36 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 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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