Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 June 2002 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | June 2002

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

Waning Crescent 36% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 36% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 3 June 2002 at 00:05.

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 is entering ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1891".

Strawberry Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2002 after 20 days on 24 June 2002 at 21:42.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 2 July 2002 at 17:19

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 12:58. It is 11 days after previous perigee on 23 May 2002 at 15:31 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next perigee on 19 June 2002 at 07:24 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 404 524 km

This apogee Moon is 404 524 km (251 360 mi) away from Earth. It is 884 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 185 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

8 days after descending node on 27 May 2002 at 09:39 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 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

20 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

6 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 8 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 6 days

In 6 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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