Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 February 2001 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | February 2001

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 7% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 7% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 15 February 2001 at 03:24.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon is entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1940".

Worm Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2001 after 17 days on 9 March 2001 at 17:23.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 13 / 966

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 13 of Meeus index or 966 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.8 days

Length of current 13 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 14 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2001. It is 2 hours and 14 minutes longer than next lunation 14 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 7 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠177.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠177.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠202.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 21:38, this is 12 days after last perigee on 7 February 2001 at 22:19 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 8 March 2001 at 08:55 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 406 332 km

This apogee Moon is 406 332 km (252 483 mi) away from Earth. It is 924 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 377 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 19 February 2001 at 02:52 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 March 2001 at 07:23 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 18 February 2001 at 21:27 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.648°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.756° in the next northern standstill on 5 March 2001 at 04:32 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 23 February 2001 at 08:21 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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