Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 6 November 2002 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 4 November 2002 at 20:34.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1940" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2002 after 13 days on 20 November 2002 at 01:34.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 35 of Meeus index or 988 from Brown series.
Length of current 35 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute. 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°).
2 days 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 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 November 2002 at 11:30 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 369 447 km (229 564 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 795 km (252 149 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 15:22 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 20 November 2002 at 23:26 in ♊ Gemini.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 27 October 2002 at 06:34 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.735°. Next 2 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.
After 13 days on 20 November 2002 at 01:34 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.