Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 3 October 2001 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1799" and ∠1918".
The Full Moon this days is the Hunter of October 2001.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 29 September 2001 at 05:33 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 October 2001 at 23:02 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 398 500 km (247 616 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 864 km (224 852 mi).
9 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 October 2001 at 22:32 in ♊ Gemini.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 25 September 2001 at 05:14 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.780°. Next 6 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.