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Moon phase on 11 December 2004 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | December 2004

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 12 December 2004 at 01:29 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1949".

Cold Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2004 after 15 days on 26 December 2004 at 15:06.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 60 / 1013

At 14:27 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 60 of Meeus index or 1013 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

29 days, 11 hours and 2 minutes is the length of new lunation 60. 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 before perigee

11 days after point of apogee on 30 November 2004 at 11:25 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 December 2004 at 21:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 366 206 km

Moon is 366 206 km (227 550 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 986 km (222 442 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 8 December 2004 at 16:57 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 December 2004 at 06:51 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

17 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 before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 29 November 2004 at 08:28 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.963°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.935° in the next southern standstill on 13 December 2004 at 00:27 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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