Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 22 June 2001 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 21 June 2001 at 11:58.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2001 after 13 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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 18 of Meeus index or 971 from Brown series.
Length of current 18 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 47 minutes. 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°).
10 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 June 2001 at 17:14 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 367 478 km (228 340 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 135 km (225 642 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 21 June 2001 at 22:11 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 July 2001 at 00:48 in ♑ Capricorn.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 07:47 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠23.418°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-23.413° in its southern standstill point on 5 July 2001 at 12:19 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 13 days on 5 July 2001 at 15:04 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.