Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 10 November 2004 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | November 2004

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

Waning Crescent 6% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 5 November 2004 at 05:53.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1889"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1889" and ∠1938".

Beaver Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2004 after 16 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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee

7 days after point of apogee on 2 November 2004 at 18:09 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 14 November 2004 at 13:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 379 489 km

The Moon is 379 489 km (235 804 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 313 km (225 131 mi).

Moon before descending node

13 days after ascending node on 27 October 2004 at 21:41 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, 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

13 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 southern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 2 November 2004 at 01:32 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.042°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.013° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 November 2004 at 14:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 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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