Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 April 2002 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Cancer.

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin

Moon phase for

Lunar calendar 2002 | April 2002

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

Waxing Crescent 39% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 39% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

Previous date | Moon Today | Next date

Moon phases for next 7 days

7 days ago | 7 days after

Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 12 April 2002 at 19:21.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1904"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1904" and ∠1910".

Pink Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2002 after 7 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

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 28 / 981

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 28 of Meeus index or 981 from Brown series.

PreviousCurrent lunationNext

Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 28 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 24 minutes. 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 before perigee

9 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 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 April 2002 at 16:25 in ♎ Libra.

Previous apogeeNext perigee

Distance to Moon 376 429 km

Moon is 376 429 km (233 902 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 088 km (223 748 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 17 April 2002 at 09:15 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 April 2002 at 00:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Previous nodeNext node

Draconic month

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

PreviousCurrent draconic monthNext

Moon in northern standstill

At 02:11 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠24.908°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-24.975° in its southern standstill point on 1 May 2002 at 16:55 in ♑ Capricorn.

Previous standstillNext standstill

Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 27 April 2002 at 03:00 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

Previous syzygyNext syzygy

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin
Back to: Top of page