Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 February 2002 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | February 2002

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 12 February 2002 at 07:41.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1943".

Snow Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2002 after 13 days on 27 February 2002 at 09:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 26 / 979

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 26 of Meeus index or 979 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.77 days

Length of current 26 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 22 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2002. It is 1 hour and 3 minutes longer than next lunation 27 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠155.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠155.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠180.3°. 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°).

Moon before apogee

14 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 day, 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 404 959 km

Moon is 404 959 km (251 630 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 361 km (252 501 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 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 8 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

18 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

4 days after previous South standstill on 8 February 2002 at 20:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.309°. Next 9 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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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 27 February 2002 at 09:17 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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