Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 16 November 2001 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 15 November 2001 at 06:40.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1870" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2001 after 14 days on 30 November 2001 at 20:49.
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.
The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 23 of Meeus index or 976 from Brown series.
Length of current 23 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 7 minutes. 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°).
4 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 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 November 2001 at 15:46 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 383 237 km (238 132 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 396 km (251 280 mi).
11 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 November 2001 at 19:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 6 November 2001 at 00:19 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.154°. Next 2 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.
After 14 days on 30 November 2001 at 20:49 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.