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Moon phase on 13 April 2002 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | April 2002

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
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 ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 12 April 2002 at 19:21 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 is entering ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1785" and ∠1913".

Pink Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2002 after 13 days on 27 April 2002 at 03:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 12 May 2002 at 10:45

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 28 / 981

At 19:21 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 28 of Meeus index or 981 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

29 days, 15 hours and 24 minutes is the length of new lunation 28. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 29 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠204.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠204.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠233.6°. 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

3 days 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 12 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 401 507 km

Moon is 401 507 km (249 485 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 088 km (223 748 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 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 3 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

23 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 before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 4 April 2002 at 08:23 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.771°. Next 5 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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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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