Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 7 June 2001 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | June 2001

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

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 6 June 2001 at 01:39.

Moonrise and moonset

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.

Moon is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1802"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1802" and ∠1890".

Strawberry Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2001 after 28 days on 5 July 2001 at 15:04.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 14 June 2001 at 03:28
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 21 June 2001 at 11:58
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 28 June 2001 at 03:20
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 5 July 2001 at 15:04

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 17 / 970

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee

11 days after point of perigee on 27 May 2001 at 07:07 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 11 June 2001 at 19:48 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 397 715 km

The Moon is 397 715 km (247 129 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 630 km (251 425 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 17:37 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 21 June 2001 at 22:11 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days 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 day 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 13 days

In 13 days on 21 June 2001 at 11:58 in ♋ Cancer 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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