Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 25 February 2001 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | February 2001

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

Waxing Crescent 4% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 23 February 2001 at 08:21.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1804"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1804" and ∠1938".

Worm Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2001 after 12 days on 9 March 2001 at 17:23.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 3 March 2001 at 02:03
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 9 March 2001 at 17:23
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 16 March 2001 at 20:45
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 25 March 2001 at 01:21

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 14 / 967

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 14 of Meeus index or 967 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.71 days

Length of current 14 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 55 minutes longer than next lunation 15 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠202.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠202.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠232.3°. 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

4 days 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 10 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 397 353 km

Moon is 397 353 km (246 904 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 779 km (223 556 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 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 7 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

19 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

6 days after previous South standstill on 18 February 2001 at 21:27 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.648°. Next 7 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 12 days

After 12 days on 9 March 2001 at 17:23 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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