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Moon phase on 20 November 2002 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2002 | November 2002

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

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 20 November 2002 at 01:34 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 is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1794"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1794" and ∠1942".

It is Beaver Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Beaver of November 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 35 / 988

The Moon is 15 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.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 48 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 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 25 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠14°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠14°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠32.1°.

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 16 November 2002 at 11:30 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 2 December 2002 at 08:53 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 399 569 km

The Moon is 399 569 km (248 281 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 294 km (225 119 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 23:26 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 4 December 2002 at 02:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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New draconic month

At 23:26 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 8 November 2002 at 20:35 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.781°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.812° at the point of next northern standstill on 23 November 2002 at 12:14 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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