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Moon phase on 12 November 2001 Monday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | November 2001

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

Waning Crescent 10% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 8 November 2001 at 12:21.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1955"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1955" and ∠1939".

Beaver Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2001 after 18 days on 30 November 2001 at 20:49.

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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

1 day after point of perigee on 11 November 2001 at 17:37 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 23 November 2001 at 15:46 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 366 698 km

Moon is 366 698 km (227 856 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 396 km (251 280 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 4 November 2001 at 23:58 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 November 2001 at 19:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

7 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

6 days after previous North standstill on 6 November 2001 at 00:19 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.154°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.211° in the next southern standstill on 18 November 2001 at 22:30 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 15 November 2001 at 06:40 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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