Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 December 2001 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | December 2001

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

Waxing Crescent 20% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 20% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 14 December 2001 at 20:48.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1950".

Cold Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2001 after 10 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 24 / 977

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 24 of Meeus index or 977 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

Length of current 24 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 hour and 31 minutes shorter than next lunation 25 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 57 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 6 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠86.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠86.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠123.9°. 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 before apogee

12 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 2 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 403 708 km

Moon is 403 708 km (250 853 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 634 km (251 428 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 15 December 2001 at 04:32 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 December 2001 at 14:51 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 16 December 2001 at 07:51 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.250°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.244° in the next northern standstill on 30 December 2001 at 15:40 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 30 December 2001 at 10:41 in ♋ Cancer, 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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