Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 August 2002 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | August 2002

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

Waning Crescent 30% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 30% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 1 August 2002 at 10:22.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1813"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1813" and ∠1891".

Sturgeon Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2002 after 19 days on 22 August 2002 at 22:29.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 30 July 2002 at 01:45 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 August 2002 at 23:32 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 395 366 km

The Moon is 395 366 km (245 669 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 928 km (225 513 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 days after descending node on 21 July 2002 at 00:41 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 4 August 2002 at 11:03 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

26 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 before northern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 22 July 2002 at 19:08 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.053°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.104° at the point of next northern standstill on 6 August 2002 at 06:59 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 8 August 2002 at 19:15 in ♌ Leo 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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