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Moon phase on 21 June 2001 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | June 2001

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
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 1 day young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 21 June 2001 at 11:58 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 is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1932" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2001 after 14 days on 5 July 2001 at 15:04.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 28 June 2001 at 03:20
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 5 July 2001 at 15:04
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 13 July 2001 at 18:45
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 20 July 2001 at 19:44

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 18 / 971

At 11:58 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 18 of Meeus index or 971 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.32 days

29 days, 7 hours and 47 minutes is the length of new lunation 18. It is 36 minutes longer than next lunation 19 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 57 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 12 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠324.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠324.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠342.5°. 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 11 June 2001 at 19:48 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 June 2001 at 17:14 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 370 953 km

Moon is 370 953 km (230 500 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 135 km (225 642 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 22:11 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 5 July 2001 at 00:48 in ♑ Capricorn.

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New draconic month

At 22:11 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.

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Moon before northern standstill

13 days after previous South standstill on 8 June 2001 at 05:02 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.414°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.418° in the next northern standstill on 22 June 2001 at 07:47 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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