Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 25 September 2002 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | September 2002

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

Waning Gibbous 87% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 87% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 21 September 2002 at 13:59.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1781"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1914".

Harvest Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2002 after 25 days on 21 October 2002 at 07:20.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 33 / 986

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 33 of Meeus index or 986 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.34 days

Length of current 33 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 7 minutes. It is 1 hour and 10 minutes shorter than next lunation 34 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 37 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 32 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠343.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠343.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠358.6°. 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

2 days after point of apogee on 23 September 2002 at 03:26 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 October 2002 at 13:17 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 402 406 km

Moon is 402 406 km (250 043 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 920 km (221 780 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 13 September 2002 at 03:39 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 September 2002 at 16:06 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

24 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

10 days after previous South standstill on 15 September 2002 at 05:34 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.377°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.530° in the next northern standstill on 30 September 2002 at 00:04 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 6 October 2002 at 11:17 in ♎ Libra, 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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