Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 April 2002 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | April 2002

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

Waning Crescent 10% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 4 April 2002 at 15:29.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1915".

Pink Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2002 after 17 days on 27 April 2002 at 03:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 12 April 2002 at 19:21
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 20 April 2002 at 12:48
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 27 April 2002 at 03:00
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 4 May 2002 at 07:16

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 27 / 980

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 27 of Meeus index or 980 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.72 days

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°).

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 position on

True anomaly ∠180.3°

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°.

Moon before perigee

12 days after point of perigee on 28 March 2002 at 07:42 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 10 April 2002 at 05:32 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 404 981 km

The Moon is 404 981 km (251 644 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 409 km (252 531 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 2 April 2002 at 18:20 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 17 April 2002 at 09:15 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

19 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

5 days since the previous standstill on 4 April 2002 at 08:23 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.771°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.908° at the point of next northern standstill on 19 April 2002 at 02:11 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 12 April 2002 at 19:21 in ♈ Aries 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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