Moon ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 24 June 2002 Monday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1882" and ∠1888".
The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2002.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
5 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 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 July 2002 at 07:35 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 380 896 km (236 678 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 211 km (251 165 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 23 June 2002 at 18:39 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 July 2002 at 04:15 in ♊ Gemini.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
11 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.