Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 28 August 2001 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 25 August 2001 at 19:55.
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 ∠6° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1809" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2001 after 5 days on 2 September 2001 at 21:43.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 20 of Meeus index or 973 from Brown series.
Length of current 20 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 32 minutes. 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 19 August 2001 at 05:43 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 September 2001 at 23:26 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 396 123 km (246 139 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 332 km (252 483 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 09:09 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 11 September 2001 at 21:36 in ♊ Gemini.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
At 23:14 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-23.546°. Next 15 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠23.677° in its northern standstill point on 12 September 2001 at 12:19 in ♋ Cancer.
After 5 days on 2 September 2001 at 21:43 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.