Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 April 2002 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | April 2002

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

Waning Gibbous 62% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 62% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 28 March 2002 at 18:25.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1863"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1863" and ∠1919".

Worm Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2002 after 23 days on 27 April 2002 at 03:00.

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 27 / 980

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 27 of Meeus index or 980 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.72 days

Length of current 27 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 19 minutes. It is 1 hour and 55 minutes longer than next lunation 28 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 35 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 28 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠180.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠180.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠204.7°. 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 after perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 28 March 2002 at 07:42 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 April 2002 at 05:32 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 384 774 km

Moon is 384 774 km (239 087 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 409 km (252 531 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 2 April 2002 at 18:20 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 April 2002 at 09:15 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 22 March 2002 at 19:53 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.668°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.771° in the next southern standstill on 4 April 2002 at 08:23 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 12 April 2002 at 19:21 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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