Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 21 June 2001 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1932" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2001 after 14 days on 5 July 2001 at 15:04.
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.
At 11:58 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 18 of Meeus index or 971 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 47 minutes is the length of new lunation 18. It is 36 minutes longer than next lunation 19 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 57 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 12 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠324.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠342.5°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 11 June 2001 at 19:48 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 June 2001 at 17:14 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 370 953 km (230 500 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 135 km (225 642 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 22:11 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 5 July 2001 at 00:48 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 22:11 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
13 days after previous South standstill on 8 June 2001 at 05:02 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.414°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.418° in the next northern standstill on 22 June 2001 at 07:47 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.