Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 30 July 2004 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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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 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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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 July 2004 at 03:37.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1890".

Buck Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2004 after 1 day on 31 July 2004 at 18:05.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 56 / 1009

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 56 of Meeus index or 1009 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 1 minute. It is 55 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 1 hour and 16 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 47 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠205.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠205.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠234°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 06:25. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 14 July 2004 at 21:08 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next apogee on 11 August 2004 at 09:34 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 360 326 km

This perigee Moon is 360 326 km (223 896 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 182 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 030 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 25 July 2004 at 11:29 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 7 August 2004 at 02:41 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

19 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 after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 29 July 2004 at 13:12 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.607°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.674° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 August 2004 at 02:38 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 31 July 2004 at 18:05 in ♒ Aquarius 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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