Crescent ♊ Gemini
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 14 March 2002 at 02:03.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1825" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2002 after 9 days on 28 March 2002 at 18:25.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 27 of Meeus index or 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 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 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.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠180.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠204.7°.
5 days after point of apogee on 14 March 2002 at 01:09 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 28 March 2002 at 07:42 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 392 719 km (244 024 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 012 km (221 837 mi).
12 days after descending node on 6 March 2002 at 16:19 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 21 March 2002 at 08:14 in ♊ Gemini.
25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 days 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 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.668° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 March 2002 at 19:53 in ♋ Cancer.
In 9 days on 28 March 2002 at 18:25 in ♎ Libra 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.