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Moon phase on 16 September 2001 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | September 2001

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

Waning Crescent 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 10 September 2001 at 19:00.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1909".

Hunter Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2001 after 16 days on 2 October 2001 at 13:49.

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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 15:50, this is 14 days after last apogee on 1 September 2001 at 23:26 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 29 September 2001 at 05:33 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 358 128 km

This perigee Moon is 358 128 km (222 530 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 380 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 228 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 11 September 2001 at 21:36 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 24 September 2001 at 10:28 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

3 days after previous North standstill on 12 September 2001 at 12:19 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.677°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.780° in the next southern standstill on 25 September 2001 at 05:14 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 17 September 2001 at 10:27 in ♍ Virgo, 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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