Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 19 June 2002 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | June 2002

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

Waxing Gibbous 67% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 67% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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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 18 June 2002 at 00:29.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1888".

Strawberry Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2002 after 5 days on 24 June 2002 at 21:42.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 24 June 2002 at 21:42
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 2 July 2002 at 17:19
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 10 July 2002 at 10:26
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 17 July 2002 at 04:47

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 30 / 983

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 30 of Meeus index or 983 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 40 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 5 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 5 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠268.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠268.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠300.4°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 07:24. It is 14 days after previous apogee on 4 June 2002 at 12:58 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 2 July 2002 at 07:35 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 369 308 km

This perigee Moon is 369 308 km (229 477 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2002. It is 6 800 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 048 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 10 June 2002 at 20:00 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 23 June 2002 at 18:39 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

8 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 before southern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 12 June 2002 at 14:17 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.058°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.048° at the point of next southern standstill on 25 June 2002 at 11:49 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 24 June 2002 at 21:42 in ♐ Sagittarius 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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