Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 July 2001 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | July 2001

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

Waning Gibbous 87% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 87% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 5 July 2001 at 15:04.

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 is entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2001 after 25 days on 4 August 2001 at 05:56.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 13 July 2001 at 18:45
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 20 July 2001 at 19:44
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 27 July 2001 at 10:08
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 4 August 2001 at 05:56

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 18 / 971

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 11:24, this is 15 days after last perigee on 23 June 2001 at 17:14 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 21 July 2001 at 20:44 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 405 565 km

This apogee Moon is 405 565 km (252 006 mi) away from Earth. It is 157 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 144 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 5 July 2001 at 00:48 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 July 2001 at 08:24 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 5 July 2001 at 12:19 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.413°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.418° in the next northern standstill on 19 July 2001 at 17:53 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 20 July 2001 at 19:44 in ♋ Cancer, 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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