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Moon phase on 30 December 2001 Sunday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | December 2001

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 30 December 2001 at 10:41 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1914"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1914" and ∠1951".

It is Cold Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2001.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 24 / 977

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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 perigee

8 days after point of apogee on 21 December 2001 at 13:02 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 January 2002 at 07:13 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 374 500 km

Moon is 374 500 km (232 704 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 412 km (227 056 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 29 December 2001 at 14:51 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 January 2002 at 11:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 in northern standstill

At 15:40 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠24.244°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-24.240° in its southern standstill point on 12 January 2002 at 15:26 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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