Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 November 2004 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | November 2004

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

Waxing Crescent 20% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 20% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 12 November 2004 at 14:27.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1941".

Beaver Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2004 after 10 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 60 / 1013

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 60 of Meeus index or 1013 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 60 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 2 minutes. It is 28 minutes longer than next lunation 61 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 42 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 27 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠327.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠327.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠345.8°. 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

1 day after point of perigee on 14 November 2004 at 13:54 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 November 2004 at 11:25 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 363 400 km

Moon is 363 400 km (225 806 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 953 km (252 247 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 11 November 2004 at 07:43 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 November 2004 at 04:05 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 15 November 2004 at 14:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.013°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.963° in the next northern standstill on 29 November 2004 at 08:28 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 26 November 2004 at 20:07 in ♉ Taurus, 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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