Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 7 September 2002 at 03:10.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2002 after 10 days on 21 September 2002 at 13:59.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 33 of Meeus index or 986 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 7 minutes. It is 1 hour and 10 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 37 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠343.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠358.6°.
3 days after point of perigee on 8 September 2002 at 03:14 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 23 September 2002 at 03:26 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 366 960 km (228 018 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 351 km (252 495 mi).
10 days after ascending node on 31 August 2002 at 14:43 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 13 September 2002 at 03:39 in ♐ Sagittarius.
10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
8 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 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.377° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 September 2002 at 05:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 10 days on 21 September 2002 at 13:59 in ♓ Pisces 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.