Moon* ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 16 June 2004 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 9 June 2004 at 20:02.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2004 after 15 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 28 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.
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°).
12 days 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 June 2004 at 16:02 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 404 865 km (251 571 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 575 km (252 634 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 13 June 2004 at 22:49 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 June 2004 at 08:37 in ♏ Scorpio.
2 days 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 4 June 2004 at 17:29 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.569°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.532° in the next northern standstill on 18 June 2004 at 15:35 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day 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.