Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 October 2001 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | October 2001

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

Waxing Crescent 4% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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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 16 October 2001 at 19:23.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1903"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1903" and ∠1926".

Beaver Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2001 after 13 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 22 / 975

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 22 of Meeus index or 975 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 22 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 17 minutes. It is 2 hours and 50 minutes shorter than next lunation 23 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 42 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠30.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠30.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠53.5°. 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

3 days 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 8 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 376 573 km

Moon is 376 573 km (233 992 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 937 km (251 616 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 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 3 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

9 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 before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 9 October 2001 at 18:46 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.937°. Next 4 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 13 days

After 13 days on 1 November 2001 at 05:41 in ♉ Taurus, 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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