Moon ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 4 November 2002 Monday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2002 after 15 days on 20 November 2002 at 01:34.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 20:34 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 35 of Meeus index or 988 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute is the length of new lunation 35. It is 1 hour and 48 minutes shorter than next lunation 36 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠14°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠32.1°. 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 is reaching point of perigee on this date at 00:50, this is 14 days after last apogee on 20 October 2002 at 04:41 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 16 November 2002 at 11:30 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 358 154 km (222 547 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 354 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 202 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
10 days after its ascending node on 24 October 2002 at 18:18 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 November 2002 at 15:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 27 October 2002 at 06:34 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.735°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.781° in the next southern standstill on 8 November 2002 at 20:35 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.