Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 July 2002 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | July 2002

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 12% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 10 July 2002 at 10:26.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1954"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2002 after 10 days on 24 July 2002 at 09:07.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 8 August 2002 at 19:15

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 31 / 984

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 31 of Meeus index or 984 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 49 minutes. It is 54 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 3 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 14 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠300.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠300.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠324.8°.

Moon before apogee

11 days after point of apogee on 2 July 2002 at 07:35 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 14 July 2002 at 13:13 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 366 766 km

The Moon is 366 766 km (227 898 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 853 km (228 573 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 8 July 2002 at 04:15 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 21 July 2002 at 00:41 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 9 July 2002 at 22:03 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.045°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.053° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 July 2002 at 19:08 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 24 July 2002 at 09:07 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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