Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 28 October 2004 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Taurus.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 ∠10° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1818" and ∠1932".
The Full Moon this days is the Hunter of October 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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 59 of Meeus index or 1012 from Brown series.
Length of current 59 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 39 minutes. 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 18 October 2004 at 00:03 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 November 2004 at 18:09 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 394 242 km (244 971 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 999 km (251 655 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 27 October 2004 at 21:41 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 November 2004 at 07:43 in ♏ Scorpio.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 19 October 2004 at 08:00 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.048°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.042° in the next northern standstill on 2 November 2004 at 01:32 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.