Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 8 August 2002 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.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 ∠12° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1926" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2002 after 14 days on 22 August 2002 at 22:29.
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 19:15 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 32 of Meeus index or 985 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 55 minutes is the length of new lunation 32. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2002. It is 12 minutes shorter than next lunation 33 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 49 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 20 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠324.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠343.1°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 30 July 2002 at 01:45 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 August 2002 at 23:32 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 372 091 km (231 207 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 928 km (225 513 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 4 August 2002 at 11:03 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 August 2002 at 02:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 6 August 2002 at 06:59 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.104°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.159° in the next southern standstill on 19 August 2002 at 00:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.