Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 31 August 2001 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 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 ∠12° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2001 after 2 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 12 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°).
12 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 September 2001 at 23:26 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 404 338 km (251 244 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 332 km (252 483 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 28 August 2001 at 09:09 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 September 2001 at 21:36 in ♊ Gemini.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 28 August 2001 at 23:14 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.546°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.677° in the next northern standstill on 12 September 2001 at 12:19 in ♋ Cancer.
After 2 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.