Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 21 July 2001 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 20 July 2001 at 19:44.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2001 after 13 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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 19 of Meeus index or 972 from Brown series.
Length of current 19 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 11 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 20:44, this is 12 days after last apogee on 9 July 2001 at 11:24 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 5 August 2001 at 21:05 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 359 027 km (223 089 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 481 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 329 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days 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 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 August 2001 at 06:21 in ♑ Capricorn.
2 days 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 11 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.
After 13 days on 4 August 2001 at 05:56 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.