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Moon phase on 8 July 2002 Monday is Waning Crescent, 27 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 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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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 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 ∠22° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1846"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1846" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2002 after 15 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 27 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 before perigee

6 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 6 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 388 182 km

Moon is 388 182 km (241 205 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 853 km (228 573 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 04:15 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 21 July 2002 at 00:41 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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New draconic month

At 04:15 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.

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Moon before northern standstill

13 days after previous South standstill on 25 June 2002 at 11:49 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.048°. Next day 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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