Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 July 2001 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | July 2001

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

Waning Gibbous 62% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 62% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 5 July 2001 at 15:04.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1791"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1791" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2001 after 22 days on 4 August 2001 at 05:56.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 13 July 2001 at 18:45
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 20 July 2001 at 19:44
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 27 July 2001 at 10:08
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 4 August 2001 at 05:56

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 18 / 971

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 18 of Meeus index or 971 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.32 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 47 minutes. It is 36 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 4 hours and 57 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠324.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠324.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠342.5°.

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 9 July 2001 at 11:24 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 July 2001 at 20:44 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 400 125 km

The Moon is 400 125 km (248 626 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 027 km (223 089 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after descending node on 5 July 2001 at 00:48 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 19 July 2001 at 08:24 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

20 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 after southern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 5 July 2001 at 12:19 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.413°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.418° at the point of next northern standstill on 19 July 2001 at 17:53 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 20 July 2001 at 19:44 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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