Moon ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 10 June 2002 Monday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1836" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2002 after 14 days on 24 June 2002 at 21:42.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 23:47 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 30 of Meeus index or 983 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 40 minutes is the length of new lunation 30. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes longer than next lunation 31 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 5 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 5 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠268.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠300.4°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 4 June 2002 at 12:58 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 June 2002 at 07:24 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 390 302 km (242 522 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 308 km (229 477 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 20:00 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 23 June 2002 at 18:39 in ♐ Sagittarius.
At 20:00 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
12 days after previous South standstill on 29 May 2002 at 02:39 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.056°. Next 2 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.