Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 1 August 2001 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | August 2001

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

Waxing Gibbous 93% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 27 July 2001 at 10:08.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1801"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1801" and ∠1891".

Sturgeon Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2001 after 2 days on 4 August 2001 at 05:56.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 19 / 972

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 19 of Meeus index or 972 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.3 days

Length of current 19 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 11 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2001. It is 21 minutes shorter than next lunation 20 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 33 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 36 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠342.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠342.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠358.1°. 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 apogee

10 days after point of perigee on 21 July 2001 at 20:44 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 August 2001 at 21:05 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 397 905 km

Moon is 397 905 km (247 247 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 268 km (252 443 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 06:21 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 15 August 2001 at 17:05 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 18:05 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-23.427°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠23.488° in its northern standstill point on 16 August 2001 at 03:52 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 4 August 2001 at 05:56 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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