Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 June 2001 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | June 2001

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

Waxing Crescent 6% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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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 21 June 2001 at 11:58.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2001 after 12 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

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 18 / 971

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 18 of Meeus index or 971 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.32 days

Length of current 18 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 47 minutes. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 17:14, this is 11 days after last apogee on 11 June 2001 at 19:48 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 9 July 2001 at 11:24 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 363 135 km

This perigee Moon is 363 135 km (225 642 mi) away from Earth. It is 627 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 221 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 21 June 2001 at 22:11 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 July 2001 at 00:48 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 22 June 2001 at 07:47 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.418°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.413° in the next southern standstill on 5 July 2001 at 12:19 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 5 July 2001 at 15:04 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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