Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 April 2002 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | April 2002

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 4 April 2002 at 15:29.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1914".

Pink Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2002 after 15 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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 10 April 2002 at 05:32 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 April 2002 at 16:25 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 405 081 km

Moon is 405 081 km (251 706 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 088 km (223 748 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days 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 5 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

21 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

7 days after previous South standstill on 4 April 2002 at 08:23 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.771°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.908° in the next northern standstill on 19 April 2002 at 02:11 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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