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Moon phase on 2 July 2002 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | July 2002

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 52% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 2 July 2002 at 17:19 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2002 after 21 days on 24 July 2002 at 09:07.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 1 August 2002 at 10:22

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 30 / 983

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 07:35. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 19 June 2002 at 07:24 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 14 July 2002 at 13:13 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 404 211 km

This apogee Moon is 404 211 km (251 165 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2002. It is 1 197 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 160 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

8 days after descending node on 23 June 2002 at 18:39 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 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

21 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

7 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 7 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 7 days

In 7 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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