Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 16 August 2004 Monday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1815" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2004 after 13 days on 30 August 2004 at 02:22.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 01:24 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 57 of Meeus index or 1010 from Brown series.
29 days, 13 hours and 5 minutes is the length of new lunation 57. It is 46 minutes longer than next lunation 58 length.
Length of current synodic month is 21 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 42 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠234°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠269.4°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 11 August 2004 at 09:34 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 27 August 2004 at 05:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 394 931 km (245 399 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 106 km (226 866 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 7 August 2004 at 02:41 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 August 2004 at 12:11 in ♏ Scorpio.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 12 August 2004 at 02:38 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.674°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.776° in the next southern standstill on 25 August 2004 at 20:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.