Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 14 October 2004 Thursday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Libra.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 ∠1903" and ∠1924".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2004 after 13 days on 28 October 2004 at 03:07.
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 02:48 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 59 of Meeus index or 1012 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 39 minutes is the length of new lunation 59. It is 37 minutes longer than next lunation 60 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 4 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠302.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠327.5°. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 5 October 2004 at 22:10 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 18 October 2004 at 00:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 376 628 km (234 026 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 758 km (228 514 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 21:47 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 27 October 2004 at 21:41 in ♈ Aries.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 5 October 2004 at 17:37 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.020°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.048° in the next southern standstill on 19 October 2004 at 08:00 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.