Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 July 2001 Monday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | July 2001

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

Waning Crescent 23% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 23% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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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 13 July 2001 at 18:45.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1872"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1872" and ∠1888".

Sturgeon Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2001 after 18 days on 4 August 2001 at 05:56.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 12 August 2001 at 07:53

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

7 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 5 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 382 892 km

The Moon is 382 892 km (237 918 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 027 km (223 089 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 5 July 2001 at 00:48 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 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

24 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

10 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 3 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 4 days

In 4 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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