Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 February 2002 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | February 2002

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

Waxing Gibbous 88% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 88% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 20 February 2002 at 12:02.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1930"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1930" and ∠1939".

Snow Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2002 after 2 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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 perigee

9 days after point of apogee on 14 February 2002 at 22:22 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 27 February 2002 at 19:47 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 371 451 km

Moon is 371 451 km (230 809 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 898 km (221 766 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 22 February 2002 at 06:26 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 March 2002 at 16:19 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 23 February 2002 at 11:48 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.418°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.510° in the next southern standstill on 8 March 2002 at 01:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 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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