Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 March 2001 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | March 2001

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 3 March 2001 at 02:03.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon is entering ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1933".

Worm Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2001 after 1 day on 9 March 2001 at 17:23.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 1 April 2001 at 10:49

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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 08:55, this is 15 days after last apogee on 20 February 2001 at 21:38 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 20 March 2001 at 11:25 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 359 779 km

This perigee Moon is 359 779 km (223 556 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 729 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 577 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 5 March 2001 at 07:23 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 March 2001 at 04:58 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 5 March 2001 at 04:32 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.756°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.857° in the next southern standstill on 18 March 2001 at 03:47 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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