Quarter* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 12 October 2002 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 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 passing about ∠10° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1881" and ∠1923".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2002 after 8 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 7 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.
Length of current 34 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 17 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 35 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 27 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 42 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠358.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠14°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 6 October 2002 at 13:17 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 October 2002 at 04:41 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 380 992 km (236 737 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 358 km (252 499 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 10 October 2002 at 07:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 October 2002 at 18:18 in ♊ Gemini.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 11:51 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-25.624°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠25.735° in its northern standstill point on 27 October 2002 at 06:34 in ♋ Cancer.
After 8 days on 21 October 2002 at 07:20 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.