Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 15 April 2001 Sunday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | April 2001

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

Last Quarter 51% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 15 April 2001 at 15:31 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 in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1912".

Flower Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2001 after 22 days on 7 May 2001 at 13:53.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 23 April 2001 at 15:26
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 30 April 2001 at 17:08
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 7 May 2001 at 13:53
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 15 May 2001 at 10:11

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 15 / 968

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 15 of Meeus index or 968 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 15 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 5 minutes. It is 2 hours and 45 minutes longer than next lunation 16 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 21 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 42 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠232.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠232.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠267.3°. 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

10 days after point of perigee on 5 April 2001 at 10:04 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 April 2001 at 06:06 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 403 787 km

Moon is 403 787 km (250 902 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 501 km (251 345 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 14 April 2001 at 06:52 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 April 2001 at 09:43 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

14 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

1 day after previous South standstill on 14 April 2001 at 11:36 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.123°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.248° in the next northern standstill on 28 April 2001 at 16:18 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 23 April 2001 at 15:26 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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