Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 June 2001 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | June 2001

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

Waning Crescent 28% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 28% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 14 June 2001 at 03:28.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1818"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1818" and ∠1889".

Buck Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2001 after 19 days on 5 July 2001 at 15:04.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 13 July 2001 at 18:45

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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 11 June 2001 at 19:48 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 June 2001 at 17:14 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 394 177 km

The Moon is 394 177 km (244 930 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 135 km (225 642 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after descending node on 7 June 2001 at 17:37 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 21 June 2001 at 22:11 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 8 June 2001 at 05:02 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.414°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.418° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 June 2001 at 07:47 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 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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