Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 February 2001 Wednesday 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 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 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 in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1940".

Worm Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2001 after 16 days on 9 March 2001 at 17:23.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 20 February 2001 at 21:38 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 March 2001 at 08:55 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 405 469 km

Moon is 405 469 km (251 947 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 779 km (223 556 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days 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 11 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

15 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

2 days after previous South standstill on 18 February 2001 at 21:27 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.648°. Next 11 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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