Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.
Worm Moon after 14 days
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2002 after 14 days on 28 March 2002 at 18:25.
Super spring tide
There is extremely high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is heavy, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment and the near perigee.
Apparent angular diameter
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1930".
New lunation 27 / 980
At 02:03 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 27 of Meeus index or lunation 980 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 19 minutes. It is 1 hour and 55 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit 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 4 hours and 35 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 28 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
Lunar orbit details for
True anomaly ∠180.3°
The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠180.3° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠204.7°.
Moon at apogee
Moon is at apogee at 01:09 about 14 days since last perigee on 27 February 2002 at 19:47 in ♍ Virgo the lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the upcoming 13 days until point of next perigee on 28 March 2002 at 07:42 in ♎ Libra.
This apogee Moon is 406 705 km(252 715 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2002. It is 1 297 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 4 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon before ascending node
7 days after descending node on 6 March 2002 at 16:19 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 21 March 2002 at 08:14 in ♊ Gemini.
6 days since the last southern 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 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.668° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 March 2002 at 19:53 in ♋ Cancer.