Moon* ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 11 February 2002 Monday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2002 after 15 days on 27 February 2002 at 09:17.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 13:29 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 25 of Meeus index or 978 from Brown series.
29 days, 18 hours and 12 minutes is the length of new lunation 25. It is 10 minutes shorter than next lunation 26 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 28 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 35 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠123.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠155.3°. 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°).
12 days after point of perigee on 30 January 2002 at 09:02 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 February 2002 at 22:22 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 401 165 km (249 272 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 361 km (252 501 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 7 February 2002 at 15:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 February 2002 at 06:26 in ♊ Gemini.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 8 February 2002 at 20:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.309°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.418° in the next northern standstill on 23 February 2002 at 11:48 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.