Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 23 June 2002 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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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 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days 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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1905"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1905" and ∠1888".

Strawberry Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2002 after 1 day 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

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 30 / 983

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.

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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 after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 19 June 2002 at 07:24 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 2 July 2002 at 07:35 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 376 205 km

The Moon is 376 205 km (233 763 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 211 km (251 165 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 18:39 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 8 July 2002 at 04:15 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 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 day 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 1 day

In 1 day 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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