Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 November 2001 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | November 2001

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 1 November 2001 at 05:41.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1847"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1847" and ∠1934".

Beaver Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2001 after 28 days on 30 November 2001 at 20:49.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 22 / 975

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 26 October 2001 at 20:12 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 11 November 2001 at 17:37 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 388 154 km

The Moon is 388 154 km (241 188 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 259 km (228 204 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 21 October 2001 at 13:22 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 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

24 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 before northern standstill

10 days 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 3 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 12 days

In 12 days on 15 November 2001 at 06:40 in ♏ Scorpio 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.

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