Moon ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 2 August 2001 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 27 July 2001 at 10:08.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2001 after 1 day 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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 21 July 2001 at 20:44 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 August 2001 at 21:05 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 401 059 km (249 207 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 268 km (252 443 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 1 August 2001 at 06:21 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 August 2001 at 17:05 in ♊ Gemini.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 1 August 2001 at 18:05 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.427°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.488° in the next northern standstill on 16 August 2001 at 03:52 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day 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.