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Moon phase on 1 August 2004 Sunday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | August 2004

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

Full Moon 99% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 31 July 2004 at 18:05 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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1937"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1937" and ∠1891".

It is Sturgeon Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2004.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 56 / 1009

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

2 days after point of perigee on 30 July 2004 at 06:25 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 11 August 2004 at 09:34 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 370 122 km

The Moon is 370 122 km (229 983 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 291 km (251 836 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after descending node on 25 July 2004 at 11:29 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 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

21 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

2 days 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 10 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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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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