Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 11 March 2001 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | March 2001

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

Waning Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 9 March 2001 at 17:23.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1918"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1918" and ∠1931".

Worm Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2001 after 27 days on 8 April 2001 at 03:22.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 8 April 2001 at 03:22

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 14 / 967

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 8 March 2001 at 08:55 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 March 2001 at 11:25 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 373 790 km

Moon is 373 790 km (232 262 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 473 km (251 949 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 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 6 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

6 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

6 days after previous North standstill on 5 March 2001 at 04:32 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.756°. Next 6 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 13 days

After 13 days on 25 March 2001 at 01:21 in ♈ Aries, 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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