Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 24 June 2002 at 21:42.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1836" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2002 after 27 days on 24 July 2002 at 09:07.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 30 of Meeus index or 983 from Brown series.
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°).
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.
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°.
7 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 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 2 July 2002 at 07:35 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 390 471 km (242 627 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 211 km (251 165 mi).
2 days after descending node on 23 June 2002 at 18:39 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 8 July 2002 at 04:15 in ♊ Gemini.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 25 June 2002 at 11:49 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.048°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.045° at the point of next northern standstill on 9 July 2002 at 22:03 in ♋ Cancer.
In 13 days on 10 July 2002 at 10:26 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.