Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 October 2001 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | October 2001

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

Waxing Gibbous 72% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 72% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 24 October 2001 at 02:58.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1931".

Beaver Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2001 after 5 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 20:12, this is 11 days after last perigee on 14 October 2001 at 23:02 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 11 November 2001 at 17:37 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 404 937 km

This apogee Moon is 404 937 km (251 616 mi) away from Earth. It is 471 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 772 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 21 October 2001 at 13:22 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 November 2001 at 23:58 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 22 October 2001 at 13:05 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.041°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.154° in the next northern standstill on 6 November 2001 at 00:19 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 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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