Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 November 2004 Monday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | November 2004

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

Waning Crescent 20% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 20% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 5 November 2004 at 05:53.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1841"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1841" and ∠1937".

Beaver Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2004 after 18 days on 26 November 2004 at 20:07.

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 59 / 1012

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 59 of Meeus index or 1012 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

Length of current 59 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 39 minutes. It is 37 minutes longer than next lunation 60 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 4 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠302.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠302.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠327.5°. 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

5 days after point of apogee on 2 November 2004 at 18:09 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 November 2004 at 13:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 389 264 km

Moon is 389 264 km (241 877 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 313 km (225 131 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 27 October 2004 at 21:41 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 November 2004 at 07:43 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

11 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

6 days after previous North standstill on 2 November 2004 at 01:32 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.042°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.013° in the next southern standstill on 15 November 2004 at 14:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 12 November 2004 at 14:27 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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