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Moon phase on 17 July 2001 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | July 2001

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

Waning Crescent 15% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 13 July 2001 at 18:45.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1896"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1896" and ∠1888".

Sturgeon Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2001 after 17 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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before perigee

8 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 4 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 378 003 km

Moon is 378 003 km (234 880 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 027 km (223 089 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 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 day, 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

25 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

11 days after previous South standstill on 5 July 2001 at 12:19 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.413°. Next 2 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 3 days

After 3 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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