Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 14 February 2001 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | February 2001

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 57% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 15 February 2001 at 03:24 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1855"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1855" and ∠1943".

Worm Moon after 23 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2001 after 23 days on 9 March 2001 at 17:23.

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 13 / 966

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 13 of Meeus index or 966 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.8 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 14 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2001. It is 2 hours and 14 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 7 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 33 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠177.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠177.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠202.8°.

Moon before perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 7 February 2001 at 22:19 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 20 February 2001 at 21:38 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 386 414 km

The Moon is 386 414 km (240 107 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 332 km (252 483 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 6 February 2001 at 00:48 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 19 February 2001 at 02:52 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 5 February 2001 at 19:54 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.604°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.648° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 February 2001 at 21:27 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 23 February 2001 at 08:21 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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