Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 June 2004 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | June 2004

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 24% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 24% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 9 June 2004 at 20:02.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1820"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1820" and ∠1889".

Buck Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2004 after 19 days on 2 July 2004 at 11:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 17 June 2004 at 20:27
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 25 June 2004 at 19:08
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 2 July 2004 at 11:09
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 9 July 2004 at 07:34

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 54 / 1007

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 54 of Meeus index or 1007 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

The length of the 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 the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 12 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠158.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠158.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠181.6°.

Moon before perigee

8 days after point of perigee on 3 June 2004 at 13:10 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 17 June 2004 at 16:02 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 393 791 km

The Moon is 393 791 km (244 690 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 575 km (252 634 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 1 June 2004 at 01:20 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 13 June 2004 at 22:49 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 4 June 2004 at 17:29 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.569°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.532° at the point of next northern standstill on 18 June 2004 at 15:35 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 17 June 2004 at 20:27 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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