Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 February 2002 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | February 2002

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

Waning Gibbous 62% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 62% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 28 January 2002 at 22:50.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1947"

Lunar disc appears visually 0% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1947".

Wolf Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2002 after 23 days on 27 February 2002 at 09:17.

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 25 / 978

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 25 of Meeus index or 978 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.76 days

Length of current 25 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 12 minutes. It is 10 minutes shorter than next lunation 26 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 28 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 35 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠123.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠123.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠155.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 30 January 2002 at 09:02 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 February 2002 at 22:22 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 368 083 km

Moon is 368 083 km (228 716 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 361 km (252 501 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 26 January 2002 at 00:27 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 February 2002 at 15:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 27 January 2002 at 01:56 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.270°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.309° in the next southern standstill on 8 February 2002 at 20:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 12 February 2002 at 07:41 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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