Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 5 November 2002 Tuesday 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 ∠22° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2002 after 14 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 4 November 2002 at 00:50 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 November 2002 at 11:30 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 366 313 km (227 616 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 795 km (252 149 mi).
11 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 November 2002 at 15:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 27 October 2002 at 06:34 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.735°. Next 3 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.