Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 September 2002 Monday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | September 2002

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 42% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 29 September 2002 at 17:03.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1874"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1874" and ∠1916".

Hunter Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2002 after 20 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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee

7 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 6 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 382 389 km

The Moon is 382 389 km (237 606 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 920 km (221 780 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 27 September 2002 at 16:06 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 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

2 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 at northern standstill

At 00:04 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠25.530°. Over the next 11 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-25.624° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 12 October 2002 at 11:51.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 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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