Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 1 July 2004 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | July 2004

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 25 June 2004 at 19:08.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2004 after 1 day on 2 July 2004 at 11:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 25 July 2004 at 03:37

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 55 / 1008

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is 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°

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

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 23:00. It is 14 days after previous apogee on 17 June 2004 at 16:02 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next apogee on 14 July 2004 at 21:08 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 357 450 km

This perigee Moon is 357 450 km (222 109 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 058 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 906 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 28 June 2004 at 08:37 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 11 July 2004 at 00:59 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

17 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 southern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 18 June 2004 at 15:35 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.532°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-27.538° at the point of next southern standstill on 2 July 2004 at 03:43 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 2 July 2004 at 11:09 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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