Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 15 November 2001 Thursday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1894" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2001 after 15 days on 30 November 2001 at 20:49.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 06:40 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 23 of Meeus index or 976 from Brown series.
29 days, 14 hours and 7 minutes is the length of new lunation 23. It is 2 hours and 34 minutes shorter than next lunation 24 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 40 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠53.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠86.2°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 11 November 2001 at 17:37 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 November 2001 at 15:46 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 378 401 km (235 127 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 396 km (251 280 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 4 November 2001 at 23:58 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 November 2001 at 19:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 6 November 2001 at 00:19 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.154°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.211° in the next southern standstill on 18 November 2001 at 22:30 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.