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Moon phase on 18 June 2004 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | June 2004

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 17 June 2004 at 20:27 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2004 after 13 days on 2 July 2004 at 11:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 17 July 2004 at 11:24

Spring tide

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.

New lunation 55 / 1008

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.

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Synodic month length 29.62 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 57 minutes. It is 57 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 13 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 50 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠181.6°

The true anomaly is ∠181.6°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠205.1°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 17 June 2004 at 16:02 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 1 July 2004 at 23:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 405 184 km

The Moon is 405 184 km (251 770 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 13 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 450 km (222 109 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after ascending node on 13 June 2004 at 22:49 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 28 June 2004 at 08:37 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon at northern standstill

At 15:35 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠27.532°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-27.538° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 2 July 2004 at 03:43.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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