Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 September 2002 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | September 2002

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 77% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 77% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 13 September 2002 at 18:08.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1846"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1846" and ∠1909".

Harvest Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2002 after 5 days on 21 September 2002 at 13:59.

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 33 / 986

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 33 of Meeus index or 986 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.34 days

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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠343.1°

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°.

Moon before perigee

8 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 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 23 September 2002 at 03:26 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 388 357 km

The Moon is 388 357 km (241 314 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 351 km (252 495 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 13 September 2002 at 03:39 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 27 September 2002 at 16:06 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

15 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 after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 15 September 2002 at 05:34 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.377°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.530° at the point of next northern standstill on 30 September 2002 at 00:04 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 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.

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