Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 October 2002 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | October 2002

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

Waxing Crescent 13% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

11969 days after

Previous main lunar phase is the before 11969 days on at :.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1947"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1921".

Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Moon of after 1 day on at :.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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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 -953 /

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation -953 of Meeus index or from Brown series.

Current lunationNext

Synodic month length 0 days

Length of current -953 lunation is days, 1 hour and 1 minute. It is longer than next lunation -953 length.

Lunation length same as the mean

Length of current synodic month is equal to the mean length of synodic month. It is 6 hours and 9 minutes longer than the 21st century shortest and 7 hours and 3 minutes shorter than the 21st century longest synodic month.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠0°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠0°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠0°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before perigee

11969 days after point of apogee on at : in &#; . The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on at : in &#; .

Next perigee

Distance to Moon 368 203 km

Moon is 368 203 km (228 791 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 0 km (0 mi).

Moon before descending node

11969 days after its descending node on at : in &#; , the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on at : in &#; .

Next node

Draconic month

11969 days after beginning of current draconic month in &#; , the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

Current draconic monthNext

Moon before northern standstill

11969 days after previous South standstill on at : in &#; , when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠° in the next northern standstill on at : in &#; .

Next standstill

Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on at : in &#; , the Moon will be in geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

Next syzygy

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