Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 October 2002 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | October 2002

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

Waxing Crescent 13% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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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 6 October 2002 at 11:17.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1947"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1921".

Hunter Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2002 after 11 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 34 / 987

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 34 of Meeus index or 987 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.39 days

Length of current 34 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 17 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 35 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 27 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 42 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠358.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠358.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠14°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 6 October 2002 at 13:17 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 October 2002 at 04:41 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 368 203 km

Moon is 368 203 km (228 791 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 358 km (252 499 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 27 September 2002 at 16:06 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 October 2002 at 07:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

11 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 before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 30 September 2002 at 00:04 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.530°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.624° in the next southern standstill on 12 October 2002 at 11:51 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 21 October 2002 at 07:20 in ♈ Aries, 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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