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Moon phase on 6 September 2002 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | September 2002

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 7 September 2002 at 03:10 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1904".

Harvest Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2002 after 15 days on 21 September 2002 at 13:59.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

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.

New lunation 32 / 985

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.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠324.8°

The true anomaly is ∠324.8°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠343.1°.

Moon before apogee

10 days after point of apogee on 26 August 2002 at 17:43 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 8 September 2002 at 03:14 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 367 121 km

The Moon is 367 121 km (228 118 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 745 km (222 914 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 31 August 2002 at 14:43 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 13 September 2002 at 03:39 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 2 September 2002 at 16:03 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.282°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.377° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 September 2002 at 05:34 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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