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Moon phase on 2 June 2002 Sunday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | June 2002

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 55% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 3 June 2002 at 00:05 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1778"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1892".

Strawberry Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2002 after 22 days on 24 June 2002 at 21:42.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 3 June 2002 at 00:05
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 10 June 2002 at 23:47
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 18 June 2002 at 00:29
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 24 June 2002 at 21:42

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 29 / 982

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 29 of Meeus index or 982 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.54 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 21 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 17 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 46 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠233.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠233.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠268.1°.

Moon before perigee

9 days after point of perigee on 23 May 2002 at 15:31 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 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 4 June 2002 at 12:58 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 403 192 km

The Moon is 403 192 km (250 532 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 524 km (251 360 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 27 May 2002 at 09:39 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 10 June 2002 at 20:00 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

18 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

4 days since the previous standstill on 29 May 2002 at 02:39 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.056°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.058° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 June 2002 at 14:17 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 10 June 2002 at 23:47 in ♊ Gemini 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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