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Moon phase on 20 March 2001 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | March 2001

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

Waning Crescent 18% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 18% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 16 March 2001 at 20:45.

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 ∠10° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1926".

Pink Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2001 after 18 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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 11:25, this is 12 days after last perigee on 8 March 2001 at 08:55 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 5 April 2001 at 10:04 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 405 473 km

This apogee Moon is 405 473 km (251 949 mi) away from Earth. It is 65 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 236 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 18 March 2001 at 04:58 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 1 April 2001 at 09:01 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 March 2001 at 03:47 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.857°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.007° in the next northern standstill on 1 April 2001 at 10:45 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 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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