Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 23 October 2004 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | October 2004

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

Waxing Gibbous 77% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 77% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 20 October 2004 at 21:59.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1929"

Lunar disc appears visually 0% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1929" and ∠1929".

Hunter Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2004 after 4 days on 28 October 2004 at 03:07.

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 59 / 1012

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 59 of Meeus index or 1012 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 39 minutes. It is 37 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 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 4 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠302.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠302.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠327.5°.

Moon after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 18 October 2004 at 00:03 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 2 November 2004 at 18:09 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 371 646 km

The Moon is 371 646 km (230 930 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 999 km (251 655 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after descending node on 14 October 2004 at 21:47 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 27 October 2004 at 21:41 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 19 October 2004 at 08:00 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.048°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.042° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 November 2004 at 01:32 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 28 October 2004 at 03:07 in ♉ Taurus 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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