Moon* ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 30 July 2004 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 25 July 2004 at 03:37.
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 is passing about ∠20° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2004 after 1 day on 31 July 2004 at 18:05.
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.
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.
Length of current 56 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 1 minute. It is 55 minutes longer than next lunation 57 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠205.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠234°. 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 perigee on this date at 06:25, this is 15 days after last apogee on 14 July 2004 at 21:08 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 11 August 2004 at 09:34 in ♊ Gemini.
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 farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days after its descending node on 25 July 2004 at 11:29 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 August 2004 at 02:41 in ♉ Taurus.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 29 July 2004 at 13:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.607°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.674° in the next northern standstill on 12 August 2004 at 02:38 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day on 31 July 2004 at 18:05 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.