Crescent ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 8 August 2002 at 19:15.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2002 after 12 days on 22 August 2002 at 22:29.
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.
The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 32 of Meeus index or 985 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 55 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2002. It is 12 minutes shorter 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°).
The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 49 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 20 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠324.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠343.1°.
Moon is at perigee at 23:32. It is 11 days after previous apogee on 30 July 2002 at 01:45 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 16 days, until point of next apogee on 26 August 2002 at 17:43 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 362 928 km (225 513 mi) away from Earth. It is 420 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 428 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
6 days after ascending node on 4 August 2002 at 11:03 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 17 August 2002 at 02:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 6 August 2002 at 06:59 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.104°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.159° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 August 2002 at 00:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 12 days on 22 August 2002 at 22:29 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.