Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 10 July 2002 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1894" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2002 after 13 days on 24 July 2002 at 09:07.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 10:26 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 31 of Meeus index or 984 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 49 minutes is the length of new lunation 31. It is 54 minutes longer than next lunation 32 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠300.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠324.8°. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 2 July 2002 at 07:35 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 July 2002 at 13:13 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 378 498 km (235 188 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 853 km (228 573 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 8 July 2002 at 04:15 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 July 2002 at 00:41 in ♐ Sagittarius.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 9 July 2002 at 22:03 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.045°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.053° in the next southern standstill on 22 July 2002 at 19:08 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.