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Moon phase on 2 July 2004 Friday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | July 2004

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

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 2 July 2004 at 11:09 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1887".

It is Buck Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2004.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 31 July 2004 at 18:05

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 55 / 1008

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 1 July 2004 at 23:00 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 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 14 July 2004 at 21:08 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 363 936 km

The Moon is 363 936 km (226 139 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 192 km (252 396 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 28 June 2004 at 08:37 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 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

18 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 at southern standstill

At 03:43 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-27.538°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠27.543° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 15 July 2004 at 20:46.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

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

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