Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 23 June 2001 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days 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.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2001 after 12 days on 5 July 2001 at 15:04.
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.
The Moon is 2 days 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 17:14, this is 11 days after last apogee on 11 June 2001 at 19:48 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 9 July 2001 at 11:24 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 363 135 km (225 642 mi) away from Earth. It is 627 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 221 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
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 11 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.
1 day after previous North standstill on 22 June 2001 at 07:47 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.418°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.413° in the next southern standstill on 5 July 2001 at 12:19 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 12 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.