Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 October 2001 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | October 2001

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 44% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 16 October 2001 at 19:23.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1796"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1796" and ∠1929".

Beaver Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2001 after 8 days on 1 November 2001 at 05:41.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 22 / 975

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 22 of Meeus index or 975 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 17 minutes. It is 2 hours and 50 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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 42 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠30.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠30.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠53.5°.

Moon before perigee

8 days after point of perigee on 14 October 2001 at 23:02 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 26 October 2001 at 20:12 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 399 178 km

The Moon is 399 178 km (248 038 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 937 km (251 616 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 21 October 2001 at 13:22 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 4 November 2001 at 23:58 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 22 October 2001 at 13:05 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.041°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.154° at the point of next northern standstill on 6 November 2001 at 00:19 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 1 November 2001 at 05:41 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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