Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 1 March 2004 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Cancer.

Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin

Moon phase for

Lunar calendar 2004 | March 2004

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

Waxing Gibbous 72% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 72% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

Previous date | Moon Today | Next date

Moon phases for next 7 days

7 days ago | 7 days after

Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 28 February 2004 at 03:24.

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 ∠7° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1777"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1936".

Worm Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2004 after 5 days on 6 March 2004 at 23:14.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 6 March 2004 at 23:14
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 13 March 2004 at 21:01
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 20 March 2004 at 22:41
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 28 March 2004 at 23:48

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 51 / 1004

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 51 of Meeus index or 1004 from Brown series.

PreviousCurrent lunationNext

Synodic month length 29.56 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 16 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 40 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 23 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠59.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠59.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠93.6°.

Moon after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 28 February 2004 at 10:45 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 12 March 2004 at 03:37 in ♏ Scorpio.

Previous apogeeNext perigee

Distance to Moon 403 457 km

The Moon is 403 457 km (250 697 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 511 km (229 603 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after ascending node on 26 February 2004 at 00:15 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 10 March 2004 at 23:05 in ♏ Scorpio.

Previous nodeNext node

Draconic month

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

PreviousCurrent draconic monthNext

Moon at northern standstill

At 11:47 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠27.341°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-27.445° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 14 March 2004 at 19:20.

Previous standstillNext standstill

Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 6 March 2004 at 23:14 in ♍ Virgo 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.

Previous syzygyNext syzygy

Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Back to: Top of page