Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 22 January 2004 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1920" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2004 after 14 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°).
2 days 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 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 31 January 2004 at 14:00 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 373 415 km (232 029 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 807 km (251 535 mi).
5 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 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 January 2004 at 22:07 in ♉ Taurus.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 20 January 2004 at 06:17 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.072°. Next 11 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.