Moon ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 17 June 2004 Thursday is New Moon, 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 about ∠23° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2004 after 14 days on 2 July 2004 at 11:09.
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 20:27 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 55 of Meeus index or 1008 from Brown series.
29 days, 14 hours and 57 minutes is the length of new lunation 55. It is 57 minutes longer than next lunation 56 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 50 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠181.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠205.1°. 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 apogee on this date at 16:02, this is 14 days after last perigee on 3 June 2004 at 13:10 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 1 July 2004 at 23:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 406 575 km (252 634 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2004. It is 1 167 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 134 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 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 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 June 2004 at 08:37 in ♏ Scorpio.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 4 June 2004 at 17:29 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.569°. Next day 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.