Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 7 May 2001 at 13:53.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1852" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2001 after 28 days on 6 June 2001 at 01:39.
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.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 16 of Meeus index or 969 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes. It is 2 hours and 8 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°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 24 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 45 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠267.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠299.7°.
6 days after point of perigee on 2 May 2001 at 03:37 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 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 15 May 2001 at 01:29 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 387 132 km (240 553 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 141 km (251 122 mi).
10 days after ascending node on 28 April 2001 at 09:43 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 11 May 2001 at 11:02 in ♑ Capricorn.
10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 28 April 2001 at 16:18 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.248°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.329° at the point of next southern standstill on 11 May 2001 at 20:26 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 14 days on 23 May 2001 at 02:46 in ♊ Gemini 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.