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Moon phase on 20 October 2002 Sunday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | October 2002

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 99% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 21 October 2002 at 07:20 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1927".

It is Hunter Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Hunter of October 2002.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 34 / 987

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 34 of Meeus index or 987 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.39 days

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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠358.6°

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°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 04:41. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 6 October 2002 at 13:17 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next perigee on 4 November 2002 at 00:50 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 406 358 km

This apogee Moon is 406 358 km (252 499 mi) away from Earth. It is 950 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 351 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 10 October 2002 at 07:07 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 24 October 2002 at 18:18 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 12 October 2002 at 11:51 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.624°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.735° at the point of next northern standstill on 27 October 2002 at 06:34 in ♋ Cancer.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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