Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 April 2002 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | April 2002

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 72% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 72% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 20 April 2002 at 12:48.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1960"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1909".

Pink Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2002 after 4 days on 27 April 2002 at 03:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 27 April 2002 at 03:00
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 4 May 2002 at 07:16
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 12 May 2002 at 10:45
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 19 May 2002 at 19:42

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 28 / 981

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 28 of Meeus index or 981 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 24 minutes. It is 2 hours and 23 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 2 hours and 40 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 23 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠204.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠204.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠233.6°.

Moon before apogee

12 days after point of apogee on 10 April 2002 at 05:32 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 25 April 2002 at 16:25 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 365 665 km

The Moon is 365 665 km (227 214 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 088 km (223 748 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 17 April 2002 at 09:15 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 30 April 2002 at 00:29 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

3 days since the previous standstill on 19 April 2002 at 02:11 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.908°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.975° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 May 2002 at 16:55 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 27 April 2002 at 03:00 in ♏ Scorpio 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.

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