Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 30 March 2001 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 25 March 2001 at 01:21.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1922" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2001 after 8 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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 15 of Meeus index or 968 from Brown series.
Length of current 15 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 5 minutes. It is 2 hours and 45 minutes longer than next lunation 16 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 21 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 42 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠232.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠267.3°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 20 March 2001 at 11:25 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 April 2001 at 10:04 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 372 860 km (231 684 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 815 km (226 686 mi).
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 April 2001 at 09:01 in ♋ Cancer.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 18 March 2001 at 03:47 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.857°. Next day 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 8 days on 8 April 2001 at 03:22 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.