Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 32% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 6 October 2002 at 11:17.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1905" and ∠1922".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2002 after 9 days on 21 October 2002 at 07:20.
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 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 34 of Meeus index or 987 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 17 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 27 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 42 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠358.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠14°.
4 days after point of perigee on 6 October 2002 at 13:17 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 20 October 2002 at 04:41 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 376 241 km (233 785 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 358 km (252 499 mi).
1 day after descending node on 10 October 2002 at 07:07 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 24 October 2002 at 18:18 in ♊ Gemini.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 30 September 2002 at 00:04 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.530°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-25.624° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 October 2002 at 11:51 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 9 days on 21 October 2002 at 07:20 in ♈ Aries 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.