Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 December 2001 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | December 2001

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

Waning Crescent 13% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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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 7 December 2001 at 19:52.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1929"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1929" and ∠1949".

Cold Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2001 after 18 days on 30 December 2001 at 10:41.

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 23 / 976

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 23 of Meeus index or 976 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 23 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 7 minutes. It is 2 hours and 34 minutes shorter than next lunation 24 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 40 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠53.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠53.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠86.2°. 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

4 days after point of perigee on 6 December 2001 at 22:48 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 December 2001 at 13:02 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 371 658 km

Moon is 371 658 km (230 938 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 634 km (251 428 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 2 December 2001 at 05:30 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 15 December 2001 at 04:32 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 3 December 2001 at 06:54 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.246°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.250° in the next southern standstill on 16 December 2001 at 07:51 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 14 December 2001 at 20:48 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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