Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 19 August 2001 Sunday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.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 first ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2001 after 14 days on 2 September 2001 at 21:43.
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 02:55 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 20 of Meeus index or 973 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 32 minutes is the length of new lunation 20. It is 1 hour and 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 21 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 12 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 57 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠358.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠13.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 05:43, this is 13 days after last apogee on 5 August 2001 at 21:05 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 1 September 2001 at 23:26 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 357 159 km (221 928 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 349 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 197 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after its ascending node on 15 August 2001 at 17:05 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 August 2001 at 09:09 in ♑ Capricorn.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 16 August 2001 at 03:52 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.488°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.546° in the next southern standstill on 28 August 2001 at 23:14 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.