Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 80% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days 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.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1908" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2002 after 3 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 10 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°.
8 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 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 27 February 2002 at 19:47 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 375 771 km (233 493 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 898 km (221 766 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 22 February 2002 at 06:26 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 6 March 2002 at 16:19 in ♐ Sagittarius.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 11:48 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠24.418°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-24.510° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 8 March 2002 at 01:59.
In 3 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.