Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 October 2001 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | October 2001

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

Waning Gibbous 68% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 68% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 2 October 2001 at 13:49.

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 in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1904"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1904" and ∠1921".

Hunter Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2001 after 23 days on 1 November 2001 at 05:41.

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 21 / 974

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 21 of Meeus index or 974 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

Length of current 21 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 56 minutes. It is 2 hours and 21 minutes shorter than next lunation 22 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠13.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠13.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠30.5°. 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 before perigee

9 days after point of apogee on 29 September 2001 at 05:33 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 October 2001 at 23:02 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 376 493 km

Moon is 376 493 km (233 942 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 864 km (224 852 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 22:32 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 21 October 2001 at 13:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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New draconic month

At 22:32 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.

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Moon before northern standstill

13 days after previous South standstill on 25 September 2001 at 05:14 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.780°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.937° in the next northern standstill on 9 October 2001 at 18:46 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 16 October 2001 at 19:23 in ♎ Libra, 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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