Moon* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 19 November 2002 Tuesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1942".
The Full Moon this days is the Beaver of November 2002.
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.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 16 November 2002 at 11:30 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 December 2002 at 08:53 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 402 347 km (250 007 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 294 km (225 119 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 6 November 2002 at 15:22 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 November 2002 at 23:26 in ♊ Gemini.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 8 November 2002 at 20:35 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.781°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.812° in the next northern standstill on 23 November 2002 at 12:14 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.