Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 3 June 2004 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1891".
The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2004.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 54 of Meeus index or 1007 from Brown series.
Length of current 54 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 35 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 13:10, this is 13 days after last apogee on 21 May 2004 at 12:02 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 17 June 2004 at 16:02 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 357 249 km (221 984 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2004. It is 5 259 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 824 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after its descending node on 1 June 2004 at 01:20 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 June 2004 at 22:49 in ♉ Taurus.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 22 May 2004 at 10:05 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.595°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.569° in the next southern standstill on 4 June 2004 at 17:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.