Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 12 October 2001 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 10 October 2001 at 04:20.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1923".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2001 after 19 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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
13 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 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 October 2001 at 23:02 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 363 940 km (226 142 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 864 km (224 852 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 8 October 2001 at 22:32 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 October 2001 at 13:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 9 October 2001 at 18:46 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.937°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.041° in the next southern standstill on 22 October 2001 at 13:05 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 4 days on 16 October 2001 at 19:23 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.