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Moon phase on 8 January 2004 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | January 2004

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

Full Moon 99% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 7 January 2004 at 15:40 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1804"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1804" and ∠1951".

It is Wolf Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2004.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

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

Lunation 49 / 1002

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 49 of Meeus index or 1002 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 22 minutes. It is 51 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 47 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠15.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠15.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠33.9°.

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 3 January 2004 at 20:19 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 January 2004 at 19:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 397 335 km

The Moon is 397 335 km (246 893 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 768 km (225 414 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 2 January 2004 at 20:11 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 16 January 2004 at 21:08 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 6 January 2004 at 21:36 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.031°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.072° at the point of next southern standstill on 20 January 2004 at 06:17 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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