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Moon phase on 7 July 2002 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | July 2002

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

Waning Crescent 10% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 2 July 2002 at 17:19.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1825"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1825" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2002 after 16 days on 24 July 2002 at 09:07.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 10 July 2002 at 10:26
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 17 July 2002 at 04:47
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 24 July 2002 at 09:07
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 1 August 2002 at 10:22

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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 2 July 2002 at 07:35 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 July 2002 at 13:13 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 392 789 km

Moon is 392 789 km (244 068 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 853 km (228 573 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 days after its descending node on 23 June 2002 at 18:39 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 8 July 2002 at 04:15 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

12 days after previous South standstill on 25 June 2002 at 11:49 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.048°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.045° in the next northern standstill on 9 July 2002 at 22:03 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 10 July 2002 at 10:26 in ♋ Cancer, 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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