Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 September 2004 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | September 2004

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

Waxing Crescent 26% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 26% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 14 September 2004 at 14:29.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1953"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1911".

Harvest Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2004 after 9 days on 28 September 2004 at 13:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 58 / 1011

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 58 of Meeus index or 1011 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 19 minutes. It is 40 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 25 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 44 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠269.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠269.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠302.8°.

Moon before apogee

11 days after point of apogee on 8 September 2004 at 02:42 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 22 September 2004 at 21:12 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 367 060 km

The Moon is 367 060 km (228 081 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 600 km (229 659 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 17 September 2004 at 14:51 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 30 September 2004 at 13:30 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

16 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 before southern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 8 September 2004 at 09:40 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.870°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.958° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 September 2004 at 02:36 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 28 September 2004 at 13:09 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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