Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 4 June 2004 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 3 June 2004 at 04:20.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2004 after 27 days on 2 July 2004 at 11:09.
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.
The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 3 June 2004 at 13:10 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 June 2004 at 16:02 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 363 540 km (225 893 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 575 km (252 634 mi).
3 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 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 June 2004 at 22:49 in ♉ Taurus.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 17:29 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.569°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.532° in its northern standstill point on 18 June 2004 at 15:35 in ♋ Cancer.
After 13 days on 17 June 2004 at 20:27 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.