Moon ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 21 January 2004 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1940" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2004 after 15 days on 6 February 2004 at 08:47.
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.
At 21:05 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 50 of Meeus index or 1003 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 13 minutes is the length of new lunation 50. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 51 length.
Length of current synodic month is 31 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠33.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠59.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
1 day after point of perigee on 19 January 2004 at 19:25 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 31 January 2004 at 14:00 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 369 466 km (229 576 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 807 km (251 535 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 16 January 2004 at 21:08 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 January 2004 at 22:07 in ♉ Taurus.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 20 January 2004 at 06:17 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.072°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.131° in the next northern standstill on 3 February 2004 at 04:10 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.