Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 19 April 2004 Monday 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.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1803" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2004 after 15 days on 4 May 2004 at 20:33.
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 13:21 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 53 of Meeus index or 1006 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 31 minutes is the length of new lunation 53. It is 4 minutes shorter than next lunation 54 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 47 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 16 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠129.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠158.3°. 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 8 April 2004 at 02:28 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 April 2004 at 00:26 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 397 470 km (246 976 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 403 km (251 906 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 7 April 2004 at 05:05 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 April 2004 at 11:40 in ♉ Taurus.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 11 April 2004 at 00:50 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.596°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.628° in the next northern standstill on 25 April 2004 at 03:32 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.