Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 5 August 2001 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 4 August 2001 at 05:56.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2001 after 28 days on 2 September 2001 at 21:43.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee on this date at 21:05, this is 15 days after last perigee on 21 July 2001 at 20:44 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 19 August 2001 at 05:43 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 406 268 km (252 443 mi) away from Earth. It is 860 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 441 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 days 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 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 August 2001 at 17:05 in ♊ Gemini.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 1 August 2001 at 18:05 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.427°. Next 10 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 13 days on 19 August 2001 at 02:55 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.