Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 January 2002 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | January 2002

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

Waning Crescent 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 6 January 2002 at 03:55.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1828"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1828" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2002 after 16 days on 28 January 2002 at 22:50.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 24 / 977

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 24 of Meeus index or 977 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 hour and 31 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 57 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 6 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠86.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠86.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠123.9°.

Moon before perigee

10 days after point of perigee on 2 January 2002 at 07:13 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 18 January 2002 at 08:50 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 392 100 km

The Moon is 392 100 km (243 640 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 503 km (251 968 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 11 January 2002 at 11:56 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 26 January 2002 at 00:27 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon at southern standstill

At 15:26 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-24.240°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2002. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠24.270° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 27 January 2002 at 01:56.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 13 January 2002 at 13:29 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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