Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 28 September 2004 Tuesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1872" and ∠1915".
The Full Moon this days is the Harvest of September 2004.
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.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 58 of Meeus index or 1011 from Brown series.
Length of current 58 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 19 minutes. It is 40 minutes longer than next lunation 59 length.
Length of current synodic month is 25 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 44 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠269.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠302.8°. 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 perigee on 22 September 2004 at 21:12 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 October 2004 at 22:10 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 382 894 km (237 919 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 328 km (251 238 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 17 September 2004 at 14:51 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 September 2004 at 13:30 in ♈ Aries.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 22 September 2004 at 02:36 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.958°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.020° in the next northern standstill on 5 October 2004 at 17:37 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.