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Moon phase on 23 May 2001 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | May 2001

New Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 23 May 2001 at 02:46 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1900" and ∠1895".

Strawberry Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2001 after 13 days on 6 June 2001 at 01:39.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 29 May 2001 at 22:09
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 6 June 2001 at 01:39
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 14 June 2001 at 03:28
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 21 June 2001 at 11:58

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 17 / 970

At 02:46 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 17 of Meeus index or 970 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

29 days, 9 hours and 12 minutes is the length of new lunation 17. It is 1 hour and 25 minutes longer than next lunation 18 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 32 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 37 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠299.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠299.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠324.1°. 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

8 days after point of apogee on 15 May 2001 at 01:29 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 27 May 2001 at 07:07 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 377 159 km

Moon is 377 159 km (234 356 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 036 km (228 687 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 11 May 2001 at 11:02 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 May 2001 at 13:51 in ♊ Gemini.

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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

11 days after previous South standstill on 11 May 2001 at 20:26 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.329°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.388° in the next northern standstill on 25 May 2001 at 23:03 in ♋ Cancer.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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