Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 23 April 2001 Monday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.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 first ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1843" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2001 after 14 days on 7 May 2001 at 13:53.
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 15:26 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 16 of Meeus index or 969 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes is the length of new lunation 16. It is 2 hours and 8 minutes longer than next lunation 17 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 24 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 45 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠267.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠299.7°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 17 April 2001 at 06:06 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 May 2001 at 03:37 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 388 943 km (241 678 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 426 km (229 551 mi).
9 days after its descending node on 14 April 2001 at 06:52 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 April 2001 at 09:43 in ♋ Cancer.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 14 April 2001 at 11:36 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.123°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.248° in the next northern standstill on 28 April 2001 at 16:18 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.