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Moon phase on 22 May 2001 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | May 2001

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 23 May 2001 at 02:46 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1877" and ∠1895".

Strawberry Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2001 after 14 days on 6 June 2001 at 01:39.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 23 May 2001 at 02:46
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 29 May 2001 at 22:09
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 6 June 2001 at 01:39
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 14 June 2001 at 03:28

Spring tide

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.

New lunation 16 / 969

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.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠267.3°

The true anomaly is ∠267.3°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠299.7°.

Moon before apogee

7 days after point of apogee on 15 May 2001 at 01:29 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 27 May 2001 at 07:07 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 381 936 km

The Moon is 381 936 km (237 324 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 036 km (228 687 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 11 May 2001 at 11:02 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 25 May 2001 at 13:51 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

24 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 before northern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 11 May 2001 at 20:26 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.329°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.388° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 May 2001 at 23:03 in ♋ Cancer.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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