Moon* ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 22 February 2001 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2001 after 15 days on 9 March 2001 at 17:23.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 13:07 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 13 of Meeus index or 966 from Brown series.
29 days, 19 hours and 14 minutes is the length of new lunation 13. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2001. It is 2 hours and 14 minutes longer than next lunation 14 length.
Length of current synodic month is 7 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠177.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠202.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
1 day after point of apogee on 20 February 2001 at 21:38 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 March 2001 at 08:55 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 404 745 km (251 497 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 779 km (223 556 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 19 February 2001 at 02:52 in ♑ Capricorn, 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 5 March 2001 at 07:23 in ♋ Cancer.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 18 February 2001 at 21:27 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.648°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.756° in the next northern standstill on 5 March 2001 at 04:32 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.