Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 August 2001 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | August 2001

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 19 August 2001 at 02:55.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1897".

Harvest Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2001 after 13 days on 2 September 2001 at 21:43.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 20 / 973

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 20 of Meeus index or 973 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

Length of current 20 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 32 minutes. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 19 August 2001 at 05:43 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 September 2001 at 23:26 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 364 152 km

Moon is 364 152 km (226 274 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 332 km (252 483 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 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 7 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

4 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

4 days after previous North standstill on 16 August 2001 at 03:52 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.488°. Next 8 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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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 2 September 2001 at 21:43 in ♓ Pisces, 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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