Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 20 July 2001 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2001 after 14 days on 4 August 2001 at 05:56.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 19:44 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 19 of Meeus index or 972 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 11 minutes is the length of new lunation 19. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2001. It is 21 minutes shorter than next lunation 20 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 33 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 36 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠342.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠358.1°. 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°).
11 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 July 2001 at 20:44 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 366 305 km (227 611 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 027 km (223 089 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 19 July 2001 at 08:24 in ♋ Cancer, 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 1 August 2001 at 06:21 in ♑ Capricorn.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 19 July 2001 at 17:53 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.418°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.427° in the next southern standstill on 1 August 2001 at 18:05 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.