Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 29 September 2004 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | September 2004

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and getting smaller. The 15 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 28 September 2004 at 13:09.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1849"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1849" and ∠1916".

Harvest Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2004 after 28 days on 28 October 2004 at 03:07.

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 58 / 1011

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 22 September 2004 at 21:12 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 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 5 October 2004 at 22:10 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 387 717 km

The Moon is 387 717 km (240 916 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 328 km (251 238 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 17 September 2004 at 14:51 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, 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

26 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 northern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 22 September 2004 at 02:36 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.958°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.020° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 October 2004 at 17:37 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 14 days

In 14 days on 14 October 2004 at 02:48 in ♎ Libra the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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