Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 November 2004 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | November 2004

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

Waxing Crescent 12% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 12 November 2004 at 14:27.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1940".

Beaver Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2004 after 11 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 60 / 1013

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 60 of Meeus index or 1013 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 2 minutes. It is 28 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 42 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 27 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠327.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠327.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠345.8°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 14 November 2004 at 13:54 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 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 30 November 2004 at 11:25 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 363 506 km

The Moon is 363 506 km (225 872 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 14 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 953 km (252 247 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 11 November 2004 at 07:43 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 24 November 2004 at 04:05 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

18 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 at southern standstill

At 14:59 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-28.013°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠27.963° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 29 November 2004 at 08:28.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 26 November 2004 at 20:07 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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