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Moon phase on 9 May 2002 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | May 2002

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

Waning Crescent 8% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 4 May 2002 at 07:16.

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 ∠16° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1772"

Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1900".

Flower Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2002 after 16 days on 26 May 2002 at 11:51.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 12 May 2002 at 10:45
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 19 May 2002 at 19:42
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 26 May 2002 at 11:51
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 3 June 2002 at 00:05

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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 28 of Meeus index or 981 from Brown series.

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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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 7 May 2002 at 19:15 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 23 May 2002 at 15:31 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 404 527 km

Moon is 404 527 km (251 361 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 985 km (226 791 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 30 April 2002 at 00:29 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 14 May 2002 at 13:00 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

22 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

7 days after previous South standstill on 1 May 2002 at 16:55 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.975°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.039° in the next northern standstill on 16 May 2002 at 07:53 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 12 May 2002 at 10:45 in ♉ Taurus, 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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