Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 17 March 2001 Saturday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | March 2001

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 44% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 16 March 2001 at 20:45 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1790"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1790" and ∠1928".

Pink Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2001 after 21 days on 8 April 2001 at 03:22.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 15 April 2001 at 15:31

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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 before apogee

9 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 2 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 400 403 km

Moon is 400 403 km (248 799 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 473 km (251 949 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 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 day, 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

12 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 before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 5 March 2001 at 04:32 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.756°. Next day 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 7 days

After 7 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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