Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 3 November 2001 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 1 November 2001 at 05:41.
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 ∠8° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1869" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2001 after 27 days on 30 November 2001 at 20:49.
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 22 of Meeus index or 975 from Brown series.
Length of current 22 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 17 minutes. It is 2 hours and 50 minutes shorter than next lunation 23 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 42 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠30.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠53.5°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 26 October 2001 at 20:12 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 11 November 2001 at 17:37 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 383 419 km (238 246 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 259 km (228 204 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 21 October 2001 at 13:22 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 November 2001 at 23:58 in ♊ Gemini.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 22 October 2001 at 13:05 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.041°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.154° in the next northern standstill on 6 November 2001 at 00:19 in ♋ Cancer.
After 11 days on 15 November 2001 at 06:40 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.