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Moon phase on 27 February 2002 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | February 2002

Full Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 27 February 2002 at 09:17 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1937".

It is Snow Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Snow of February 2002.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 6 March 2002 at 01:25
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 14 March 2002 at 02:03
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 22 March 2002 at 02:28
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 28 March 2002 at 18:25

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 26 / 979

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 26 of Meeus index or 979 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.77 days

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°).

Lunation length longer than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠155.3°

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°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 19:47. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 14 February 2002 at 22:22 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next apogee on 14 March 2002 at 01:09 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 356 898 km

This perigee Moon is 356 898 km (221 766 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2002. It is 5 610 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 473 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 22 February 2002 at 06:26 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 6 March 2002 at 16:19 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 23 February 2002 at 11:48 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.418°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.510° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 March 2002 at 01:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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