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Moon phase on 11 February 2002 Monday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | February 2002

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 12 February 2002 at 07:41 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1944".

Snow Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2002 after 15 days on 27 February 2002 at 09:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 25 / 978

At 13:29 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 25 of Meeus index or 978 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.76 days

29 days, 18 hours and 12 minutes is the length of new lunation 25. 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 before apogee

12 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 3 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 401 165 km

Moon is 401 165 km (249 272 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 361 km (252 501 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 7 February 2002 at 15:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 February 2002 at 06:26 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 8 February 2002 at 20:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.309°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.418° in the next northern standstill on 23 February 2002 at 11:48 in ♋ Cancer.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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