Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 14 June 2002 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | June 2002

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

Waxing Crescent 14% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 14% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 10 June 2002 at 23:47.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1927"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1927" and ∠1889".

Strawberry Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2002 after 10 days on 24 June 2002 at 21:42.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 18 June 2002 at 00:29
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 24 June 2002 at 21:42
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 2 July 2002 at 17:19
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 10 July 2002 at 10:26

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 30 / 983

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 30 of Meeus index or 983 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

Length of current 30 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 40 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes longer than next lunation 31 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 5 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 5 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠268.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠268.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠300.4°. 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 4 June 2002 at 12:58 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 June 2002 at 07:24 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 371 912 km

Moon is 371 912 km (231 095 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 308 km (229 477 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 10 June 2002 at 20:00 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 June 2002 at 18:39 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 12 June 2002 at 14:17 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.058°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.048° in the next southern standstill on 25 June 2002 at 11:49 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 24 June 2002 at 21:42 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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