Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 May 2001 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | May 2001

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

Waxing Gibbous 80% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 80% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 30 April 2001 at 17:08.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1957"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1903".

Flower Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2001 after 4 days on 7 May 2001 at 13:53.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 29 May 2001 at 22:09

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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 2 May 2001 at 03:37 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 May 2001 at 01:29 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 366 275 km

Moon is 366 275 km (227 593 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 141 km (251 122 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 28 April 2001 at 09:43 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 May 2001 at 11:02 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

5 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

4 days after previous North standstill on 28 April 2001 at 16:18 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.248°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.329° in the next southern standstill on 11 May 2001 at 20:26 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 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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