Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 2 October 2001 at 13:49.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1835" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2001 after 26 days on 1 November 2001 at 05:41.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 21 of Meeus index or 974 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 56 minutes. It is 2 hours and 21 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 21 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠13.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠30.5°.
6 days after point of apogee on 29 September 2001 at 05:33 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 14 October 2001 at 23:02 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 390 514 km (242 654 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 864 km (224 852 mi).
11 days after descending node on 24 September 2001 at 10:28 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 8 October 2001 at 22:32 in ♊ Gemini.
23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 25 September 2001 at 05:14 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.780°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.937° at the point of next northern standstill on 9 October 2001 at 18:46 in ♋ Cancer.
In 11 days on 16 October 2001 at 19:23 in ♎ Libra the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.