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Moon phase on 13 March 2002 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | March 2002

New Moon phase
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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 ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 14 March 2002 at 02:03 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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1930".

Worm Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2002 after 15 days on 28 March 2002 at 18:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 14 March 2002 at 02:03
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 22 March 2002 at 02:28
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 28 March 2002 at 18:25
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 4 April 2002 at 15:29

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 26 / 979

At 07:41 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 26 of Meeus index or 979 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.77 days

29 days, 18 hours and 22 minutes is the length of new lunation 26. 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

13 days after point of perigee on 27 February 2002 at 19:47 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 March 2002 at 01:09 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 405 354 km

Moon is 405 354 km (251 875 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 705 km (252 715 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 6 March 2002 at 16:19 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 21 March 2002 at 08:14 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, 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 March 2002 at 01:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.510°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.668° in the next northern standstill on 22 March 2002 at 19:53 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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