Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 October 2001 Monday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | October 2001

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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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 October 2001 at 04:20.

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 is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1961"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1925".

Beaver Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2001 after 16 days on 1 November 2001 at 05:41.

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 21 / 974

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 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 14 October 2001 at 23:02 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 October 2001 at 20:12 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 365 606 km

Moon is 365 606 km (227 177 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 937 km (251 616 mi).

Moon before descending node

6 days after its ascending node on 8 October 2001 at 22:32 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 October 2001 at 13:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

6 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

5 days after previous North standstill on 9 October 2001 at 18:46 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.937°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.041° in the next southern standstill on 22 October 2001 at 13:05 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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