Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 May 2001 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | May 2001

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

Waning Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and getting smaller. The 15 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 7 May 2001 at 13:53.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1852"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1852" and ∠1901".

Flower Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2001 after 28 days on 6 June 2001 at 01:39.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 6 June 2001 at 01:39

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 16 / 969

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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

6 days 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 6 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 387 132 km

Moon is 387 132 km (240 553 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 141 km (251 122 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 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 2 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

10 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

9 days after previous North standstill on 28 April 2001 at 16:18 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.248°. Next 3 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 14 days

After 14 days on 23 May 2001 at 02:46 in ♊ Gemini, 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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