Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 August 2004 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | August 2004

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 16 August 2004 at 01:24.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1835"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1835" and ∠1896".

Sturgeon Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2004 after 12 days on 30 August 2004 at 02:22.

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 57 / 1010

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 57 of Meeus index or 1010 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.55 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 5 minutes. It is 46 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 21 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 42 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠234°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠234°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠269.4°.

Moon after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 11 August 2004 at 09:34 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 27 August 2004 at 05:37 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 390 665 km

The Moon is 390 665 km (242 748 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 106 km (226 866 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 7 August 2004 at 02:41 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 21 August 2004 at 12:11 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 12 August 2004 at 02:38 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.674°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.776° at the point of next southern standstill on 25 August 2004 at 20:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 30 August 2004 at 02:22 in ♓ Pisces 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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