Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 14 February 2002 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days 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 4% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days 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 ∠19° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1943".

Snow Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2002 after 12 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 26 / 979

The Moon is 2 days 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 22:22, this is 15 days after last perigee on 30 January 2002 at 09:02 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 27 February 2002 at 19:47 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 406 361 km

This apogee Moon is 406 361 km (252 501 mi) away from Earth. It is 953 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 348 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

6 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 7 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

19 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

5 days after previous South standstill on 8 February 2002 at 20:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.309°. Next 8 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 12 days

After 12 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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