Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 27 November 2004 Saturday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1945".
The Full Moon this days is the Beaver of November 2004.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
12 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 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 November 2004 at 11:25 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 402 440 km (250 065 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 953 km (252 247 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 24 November 2004 at 04:05 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 December 2004 at 16:57 in ♎ Libra.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 15 November 2004 at 14:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.013°. Next day 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.