Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 February 2002 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | February 2002

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

Waning Crescent 21% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 21% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 4 February 2002 at 13:33.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1860"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1860" and ∠1945".

Snow Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2002 after 19 days on 27 February 2002 at 09:17.

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 25 / 978

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before perigee

8 days after point of perigee on 30 January 2002 at 09:02 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 14 February 2002 at 22:22 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 385 266 km

The Moon is 385 266 km (239 393 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 361 km (252 501 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 15:33 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 22 February 2002 at 06:26 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

11 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 day 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 4 days

In 4 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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