Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 April 2001 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | April 2001

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

Waning Crescent 24% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 24% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 15 April 2001 at 15:31.

Moonrise and moonset

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 entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1910".

Flower Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2001 after 19 days on 7 May 2001 at 13:53.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 15 May 2001 at 10:11

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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 17 April 2001 at 06:06 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 2 May 2001 at 03:37 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 404 856 km

The Moon is 404 856 km (251 566 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 13 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 426 km (229 551 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 14 April 2001 at 06:52 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 28 April 2001 at 09:43 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 14 April 2001 at 11:36 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.123°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.248° at the point of next northern standstill on 28 April 2001 at 16:18 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 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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