Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 July 2002 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | July 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 ♌ Leo.

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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 10 July 2002 at 10:26.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1917"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1917" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2002 after 12 days on 24 July 2002 at 09:07.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 8 August 2002 at 19:15

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 31 / 984

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 31 of Meeus index or 984 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

Length of current 31 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 49 minutes. It is 54 minutes longer than next lunation 32 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠300.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠300.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠324.8°. 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 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 3 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 373 955 km

Moon is 373 955 km (232 365 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 853 km (228 573 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 8 July 2002 at 04:15 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 21 July 2002 at 00:41 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 9 July 2002 at 22:03 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.045°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.053° in the next southern standstill on 22 July 2002 at 19:08 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 24 July 2002 at 09:07 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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