Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 29 September 2001 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 24 September 2001 at 09:31.
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 first ∠3° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2001 after 3 days on 2 October 2001 at 13:49.
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 21 of Meeus index or 974 from Brown series.
Length of current 21 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 56 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 05:33, this is 12 days after last perigee on 16 September 2001 at 15:50 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 14 October 2001 at 23:02 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 405 791 km (252 147 mi) away from Earth. It is 383 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 918 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 days after its descending node on 24 September 2001 at 10:28 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 October 2001 at 22:32 in ♊ Gemini.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 25 September 2001 at 05:14 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.780°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.937° in the next northern standstill on 9 October 2001 at 18:46 in ♋ Cancer.
After 3 days on 2 October 2001 at 13:49 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.