Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 August 2001 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | August 2001

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

Waning Gibbous 84% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 84% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 4 August 2001 at 05:56.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1785"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1785" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2001 after 25 days on 2 September 2001 at 21:43.

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

2 days after point of apogee on 5 August 2001 at 21:05 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 August 2001 at 05:43 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 401 660 km

Moon is 401 660 km (249 580 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 159 km (221 928 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 1 August 2001 at 06:21 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 August 2001 at 17:05 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 1 August 2001 at 18:05 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.427°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.488° in the next northern standstill on 16 August 2001 at 03:52 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 19 August 2001 at 02:55 in ♌ Leo, 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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