Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 May 2001 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | May 2001

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

Waxing Crescent 14% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 14% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 23 May 2001 at 02:46.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1958"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1894".

Strawberry Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2001 after 10 days on 6 June 2001 at 01:39.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 21 June 2001 at 11:58

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 17 / 970

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 17 of Meeus index or 970 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 12 minutes. It is 1 hour and 25 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 3 hours and 32 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 37 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠299.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠299.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠324.1°.

Moon before apogee

11 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 day, 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 366 026 km

The Moon is 366 026 km (227 438 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 036 km (228 687 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 25 May 2001 at 13:51 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 7 June 2001 at 17:37 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 25 May 2001 at 23:03 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.388°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.414° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 June 2001 at 05:02 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 6 June 2001 at 01:39 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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