Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 4 April 2002 Thursday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | April 2002

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 52% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 4 April 2002 at 15:29 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1840"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1840" and ∠1918".

Pink Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2002 after 22 days on 27 April 2002 at 03:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 12 April 2002 at 19:21
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 20 April 2002 at 12:48
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 27 April 2002 at 03:00
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 4 May 2002 at 07:16

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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 before apogee

7 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 5 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 389 585 km

Moon is 389 585 km (242 077 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 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 12 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

14 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 in southern standstill

At 08:23 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-24.771°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠24.908° in its northern standstill point on 19 April 2002 at 02:11 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 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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