Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 April 2001 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | April 2001

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

Waxing Crescent 9% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 23 April 2001 at 15:26.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1912"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1912" and ∠1906".

Flower Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2001 after 11 days on 7 May 2001 at 13:53.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 23 May 2001 at 02:46

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 16 / 969

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 16 of Meeus index or 969 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 16 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes. It is 2 hours and 8 minutes longer than next lunation 17 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 24 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 45 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠267.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠267.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠299.7°. 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 perigee

9 days after point of apogee on 17 April 2001 at 06:06 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 May 2001 at 03:37 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 374 857 km

Moon is 374 857 km (232 925 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 426 km (229 551 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days 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 day, 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

25 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 before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 14 April 2001 at 11:36 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.123°. Next 2 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 11 days

After 11 days on 7 May 2001 at 13:53 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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