Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 21 March 2004 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aries.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 ∠8° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1831" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2004 after 14 days on 5 April 2004 at 11:03.
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 22:41 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 52 of Meeus index or 1005 from Brown series.
29 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes is the length of new lunation 52. It is 51 minutes shorter than next lunation 53 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 56 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 7 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠93.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠129.7°. 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 12 March 2004 at 03:37 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 March 2004 at 07:02 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 391 422 km (243 218 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 520 km (251 357 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 10 March 2004 at 23:05 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 March 2004 at 04:55 in ♉ Taurus.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 14 March 2004 at 19:20 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.445°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.541° in the next northern standstill on 28 March 2004 at 19:53 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.