Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 1 July 2002 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | July 2002

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

Waning Gibbous 62% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 62% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 24 June 2002 at 21:42.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♓ Pisces

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1887".

Strawberry Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2002 after 22 days on 24 July 2002 at 09:07.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 24 July 2002 at 09:07

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 21 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.

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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 before perigee

12 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 day, 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 405 209 km

The Moon is 405 209 km (251 785 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 211 km (251 165 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after descending node on 23 June 2002 at 18:39 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 8 July 2002 at 04:15 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

6 days 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 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.045° at the point of next northern standstill on 9 July 2002 at 22:03 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 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.

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