Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 8 June 2001 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 6 June 2001 at 01:39.
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 passing about ∠16° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1788" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2001 after 27 days on 5 July 2001 at 15:04.
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 17 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.
Length of current 17 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 12 minutes. It is 1 hour and 25 minutes longer than next lunation 18 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 32 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 37 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠299.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠324.1°. 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°).
12 days after point of perigee on 27 May 2001 at 07:07 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 June 2001 at 19:48 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 400 957 km (249 143 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 630 km (251 425 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 7 June 2001 at 17:37 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 June 2001 at 22:11 in ♊ Gemini.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 05:02 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-23.414°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠23.418° in its northern standstill point on 22 June 2001 at 07:47 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 days on 21 June 2001 at 11:58 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.