Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 30 January 2002 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | January 2002

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

Waning Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 28 January 2002 at 22:50.

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 is entering ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1948".

Wolf Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2002 after 27 days on 27 February 2002 at 09:17.

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 25 / 978

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 25 of Meeus index or 978 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.76 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 12 minutes. It is 10 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 5 hours and 28 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 35 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠123.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠123.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠155.3°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 09:02. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 18 January 2002 at 08:50 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 14 February 2002 at 22:22 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 359 997 km

This perigee Moon is 359 997 km (223 692 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 511 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 359 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

4 days after ascending node on 26 January 2002 at 00:27 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 7 February 2002 at 15:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 27 January 2002 at 01:56 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.270°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.309° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 February 2002 at 20:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 12 February 2002 at 07:41 in ♒ Aquarius 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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