Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 20 March 2001 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 16 March 2001 at 20:45.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2001 after 18 days on 8 April 2001 at 03:22.
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.
The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 14 of Meeus index or 967 from Brown series.
Length of current 14 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 55 minutes longer than next lunation 15 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠202.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠232.3°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 11:25, this is 12 days after last perigee on 8 March 2001 at 08:55 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 5 April 2001 at 10:04 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 405 473 km (251 949 mi) away from Earth. It is 65 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 236 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
2 days after its descending node on 18 March 2001 at 04:58 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 April 2001 at 09:01 in ♋ Cancer.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 18 March 2001 at 03:47 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.857°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.007° in the next northern standstill on 1 April 2001 at 10:45 in ♋ Cancer.
After 4 days on 25 March 2001 at 01:21 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.