Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 29 September 2002 Sunday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | September 2002

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 52% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 29 September 2002 at 17:03 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1851"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1851" and ∠1916".

Hunter Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2002 after 21 days on 21 October 2002 at 07:20.

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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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 after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 23 September 2002 at 03:26 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 October 2002 at 13:17 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 387 251 km

The Moon is 387 251 km (240 627 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 920 km (221 780 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 27 September 2002 at 16:06 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 10 October 2002 at 07:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 before northern standstill

14 days 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 day 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 6 days

In 6 days on 6 October 2002 at 11:17 in ♎ Libra the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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