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Moon phase on 14 July 2001 Saturday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | July 2001

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 43% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 43% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 13 July 2001 at 18:45 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon is entering ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1826"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1826" and ∠1888".

Sturgeon Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2001 after 20 days on 4 August 2001 at 05:56.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 12 August 2001 at 07:53

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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 9 July 2001 at 11:24 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 July 2001 at 20:44 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 392 458 km

Moon is 392 458 km (243 862 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 027 km (223 089 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 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 4 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

22 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 before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 5 July 2001 at 12:19 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.413°. Next 5 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 6 days

After 6 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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