Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 May 2002 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | May 2002

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 12 May 2002 at 10:45.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1826"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1826" and ∠1899".

Flower Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2002 after 12 days on 26 May 2002 at 11:51.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 10 June 2002 at 23:47

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 29 / 982

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 29 of Meeus index or 982 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.54 days

Length of current 29 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 21 minutes longer than next lunation 30 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 17 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 46 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠233.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠233.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠268.1°. 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

5 days 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 10 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 392 540 km

Moon is 392 540 km (243 913 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 985 km (226 791 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 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 day, 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

26 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

11 days after previous South standstill on 1 May 2002 at 16:55 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.975°. Next 2 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 12 days

After 12 days on 26 May 2002 at 11:51 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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