Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 19 May 2004 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.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 first ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2004 after 14 days on 3 June 2004 at 04:20.
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 04:52 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 54 of Meeus index or 1007 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 35 minutes is the length of new lunation 54. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2004. It is 38 minutes longer than next lunation 55 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 12 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠158.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠181.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
13 days after point of perigee on 6 May 2004 at 04:29 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 May 2004 at 12:02 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 404 142 km (251 122 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 262 km (252 440 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 17 May 2004 at 18:17 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 June 2004 at 01:20 in ♏ Scorpio.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 8 May 2004 at 08:08 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.623°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.595° in the next northern standstill on 22 May 2004 at 10:05 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.