Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 April 2001 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | April 2001

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 8 April 2001 at 03:22.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1885"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1885" and ∠1915".

Pink Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2001 after 28 days on 7 May 2001 at 13:53.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 15 April 2001 at 15:31
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 23 April 2001 at 15:26
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 30 April 2001 at 17:08
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 7 May 2001 at 13:53

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 15 / 968

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 15 of Meeus index or 968 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 5 minutes. It is 2 hours and 45 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 1 hour and 21 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 42 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠232.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠232.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠267.3°.

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 5 April 2001 at 10:04 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 17 April 2001 at 06:06 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 380 210 km

The Moon is 380 210 km (236 252 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 501 km (251 345 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 1 April 2001 at 09:01 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 14 April 2001 at 06:52 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 1 April 2001 at 10:45 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.007°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.123° at the point of next southern standstill on 14 April 2001 at 11:36 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 14 days

In 14 days on 23 April 2001 at 15:26 in ♈ Aries 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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