Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 17 September 2001 Monday 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.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2001 after 15 days on 2 October 2001 at 13:49.
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 10:27 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 21 of Meeus index or 974 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 56 minutes is the length of new lunation 21. It is 2 hours and 21 minutes shorter than next lunation 22 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠13.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠30.5°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 16 September 2001 at 15:50 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 September 2001 at 05:33 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 364 785 km (226 667 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 791 km (252 147 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 11 September 2001 at 21:36 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 September 2001 at 10:28 in ♑ Capricorn.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 12 September 2001 at 12:19 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.677°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.780° in the next southern standstill on 25 September 2001 at 05:14 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.