Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 20 February 2002 at 12:02.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1884" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2002 after 4 days on 27 February 2002 at 09:17.
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.
The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 26 of Meeus index or 979 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 22 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2002. It is 1 hour and 3 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 38 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 25 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠155.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠180.3°.
7 days after point of apogee on 14 February 2002 at 22:22 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 27 February 2002 at 19:47 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 380 526 km (236 448 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 898 km (221 766 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 06:26 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 6 March 2002 at 16:19 in ♐ Sagittarius.
At 06:26 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
13 days since the previous standstill on 8 February 2002 at 20:59 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.309°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠24.418° at the point of next northern standstill on 23 February 2002 at 11:48 in ♋ Cancer.
In 4 days on 27 February 2002 at 09:17 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.