Moon* ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 19 July 2001 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 13 July 2001 at 18:45.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1940" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2001 after 15 days on 4 August 2001 at 05:56.
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 28 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.
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 9 July 2001 at 11:24 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 21 July 2001 at 20:44 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 369 439 km (229 559 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 027 km (223 089 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 08:24 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 1 August 2001 at 06:21 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 08:24 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 17:53 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 ∠-23.427° in its southern standstill point on 1 August 2001 at 18:05 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 20 July 2001 at 19:44 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.