Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 March 2002 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | March 2002

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

Waning Crescent 18% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 18% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 6 March 2002 at 01:25.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1809"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1809" and ∠1932".

Worm Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2002 after 19 days on 28 March 2002 at 18:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 4 April 2002 at 15:29

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 26 / 979

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 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 before perigee

9 days after point of perigee on 27 February 2002 at 19:47 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 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 14 March 2002 at 01:09 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 396 243 km

The Moon is 396 243 km (246 214 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 705 km (252 715 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 6 March 2002 at 16:19 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 21 March 2002 at 08:14 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 8 March 2002 at 01:59 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.510°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.668° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 March 2002 at 19:53 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 14 March 2002 at 02:03 in ♓ Pisces 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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