Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 1 December 2001 Saturday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1881" and ∠1946".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2001.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 23 November 2001 at 15:46 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 December 2001 at 22:48 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 381 116 km (236 815 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 114 km (229 978 mi).
13 days after its descending node on 17 November 2001 at 19:51 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 2 December 2001 at 05:30 in ♊ Gemini.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 18 November 2001 at 22:30 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.211°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.246° in the next northern standstill on 3 December 2001 at 06:54 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.