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Moon phase on 6 October 2004 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | October 2004

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 49% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 49% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 6 October 2004 at 10:12 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1920".

Hunter Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2004 after 21 days on 28 October 2004 at 03:07.

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 58 / 1011

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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 apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 5 October 2004 at 22:10 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 18 October 2004 at 00:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 405 300 km

Moon is 405 300 km (251 842 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 758 km (228 514 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 30 September 2004 at 13:30 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 October 2004 at 21:47 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 5 October 2004 at 17:37 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.020°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.048° in the next southern standstill on 19 October 2004 at 08:00 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 14 October 2004 at 02:48 in ♎ Libra, 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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