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Moon phase on 19 August 2001 Sunday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | August 2001

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 19 August 2001 at 02:55 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon is entering ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1896".

Harvest Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2001 after 14 days on 2 September 2001 at 21:43.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 20 / 973

At 02:55 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 20 of Meeus index or 973 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

29 days, 7 hours and 32 minutes is the length of new lunation 20. It is 1 hour and 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 21 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 12 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 57 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠358.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠358.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠13.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 05:43, this is 13 days after last apogee on 5 August 2001 at 21:05 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 1 September 2001 at 23:26 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 357 159 km

This perigee Moon is 357 159 km (221 928 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 349 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 197 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 15 August 2001 at 17:05 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 August 2001 at 09:09 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 16 August 2001 at 03:52 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.488°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.546° in the next southern standstill on 28 August 2001 at 23:14 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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