Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 27 September 2004 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | September 2004

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 21 September 2004 at 15:54.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1896"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1896" and ∠1915".

Harvest Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2004 after 1 day on 28 September 2004 at 13:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 58 / 1011

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 58 of Meeus index or 1011 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

Length of current 58 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 19 minutes. It is 40 minutes longer than next lunation 59 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 25 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 44 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠269.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠269.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠302.8°. 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 perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 22 September 2004 at 21:12 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 October 2004 at 22:10 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 378 114 km

Moon is 378 114 km (234 949 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 328 km (251 238 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 17 September 2004 at 14:51 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 September 2004 at 13:30 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

24 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

5 days after previous South standstill on 22 September 2004 at 02:36 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.958°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.020° in the next northern standstill on 5 October 2004 at 17:37 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 28 September 2004 at 13:09 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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