Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 30 October 2004 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | October 2004

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

Waning Gibbous 94% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 28 October 2004 at 03:07.

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 is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1786"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1933".

Hunter Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2004 after 27 days on 26 November 2004 at 20:07.

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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 before perigee

12 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 3 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 401 244 km

The Moon is 401 244 km (249 321 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 999 km (251 655 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 27 October 2004 at 21:41 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 11 November 2004 at 07:43 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

11 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 2 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 13 days

In 13 days on 12 November 2004 at 14:27 in ♏ Scorpio 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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