Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 24 November 2004 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 19 November 2004 at 05:50.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1828" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2004 after 2 days on 26 November 2004 at 20:07.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
9 days 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 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 November 2004 at 11:25 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 392 122 km (243 653 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 953 km (252 247 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 04:05 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 8 December 2004 at 16:57 in ♎ Libra.
At 04:05 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
8 days after previous South standstill on 15 November 2004 at 14:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.013°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.963° in the next northern standstill on 29 November 2004 at 08:28 in ♋ Cancer.
After 2 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.