Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 4 June 2002 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 3 June 2002 at 00:05.
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 passing first ∠0° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2002 after 20 days on 24 June 2002 at 21:42.
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 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.
Length of current 29 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 21 minutes longer than next lunation 30 length.
Length of current synodic month is 17 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 46 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠233.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠268.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 12:58, this is 11 days after last perigee on 23 May 2002 at 15:31 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 19 June 2002 at 07:24 in ♎ Libra.
This apogee Moon is 404 524 km (251 360 mi) away from Earth. It is 884 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 185 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 days after its descending node on 27 May 2002 at 09:39 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 June 2002 at 20:00 in ♊ Gemini.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 29 May 2002 at 02:39 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.056°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.058° in the next northern standstill on 12 June 2002 at 14:17 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 days on 10 June 2002 at 23:47 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.