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Moon phase on 2 June 2002 Sunday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | June 2002

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 55% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 3 June 2002 at 00:05 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1778"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1892".

Strawberry Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2002 after 22 days on 24 June 2002 at 21:42.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 3 June 2002 at 00:05
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 10 June 2002 at 23:47
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 18 June 2002 at 00:29
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 24 June 2002 at 21:42

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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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 before apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 23 May 2002 at 15:31 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 June 2002 at 12:58 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 403 192 km

Moon is 403 192 km (250 532 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 524 km (251 360 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 27 May 2002 at 09:39 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 June 2002 at 20:00 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

18 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

4 days after previous South standstill on 29 May 2002 at 02:39 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.056°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.058° in the next northern standstill on 12 June 2002 at 14:17 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 10 June 2002 at 23:47 in ♊ Gemini, 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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