Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 15 November 2004 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 12 November 2004 at 14:27.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2004 after 11 days on 26 November 2004 at 20:07.
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.
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.
Length of current 60 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 2 minutes. It is 28 minutes longer than next lunation 61 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 42 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 27 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠327.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠345.8°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 14 November 2004 at 13:54 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 November 2004 at 11:25 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 363 506 km (225 872 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 953 km (252 247 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 11 November 2004 at 07:43 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 November 2004 at 04:05 in ♉ Taurus.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 14:59 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.013°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.963° in its northern standstill point on 29 November 2004 at 08:28 in ♋ Cancer.
After 11 days on 26 November 2004 at 20:07 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.