Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 February 2004 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | February 2004

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

Waxing Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 29 January 2004 at 06:03.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1796"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1796" and ∠1946".

Snow Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2004 after 1 day on 6 February 2004 at 08:47.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 50 / 1003

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 50 of Meeus index or 1003 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 13 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 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 31 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 38 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠33.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠33.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠59.1°.

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 31 January 2004 at 14:00 in ♊ Gemini. 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 16 February 2004 at 07:34 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 399 160 km

The Moon is 399 160 km (248 027 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 320 km (228 863 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 29 January 2004 at 22:07 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 12 February 2004 at 21:44 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 3 February 2004 at 04:10 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.131°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.229° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 February 2004 at 13:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 6 February 2004 at 08:47 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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