Moon* ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 23 June 2002 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 18 June 2002 at 00:29.
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 is passing about ∠14° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1905" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2002 after 1 day 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 13 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.
Length of current 30 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 40 minutes. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 19 June 2002 at 07:24 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 July 2002 at 07:35 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 376 205 km (233 763 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 211 km (251 165 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 18:39 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 8 July 2002 at 04:15 in ♊ Gemini.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 12 June 2002 at 14:17 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.058°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.048° in the next southern standstill on 25 June 2002 at 11:49 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 24 June 2002 at 21:42 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.