Moon* ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 29 December 2001 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 22 December 2001 at 20:56.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1891" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2001 after 1 day on 30 December 2001 at 10:41.
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 14 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 24 of Meeus index or 977 from Brown series.
Length of current 24 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 hour and 31 minutes shorter than next lunation 25 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 57 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 6 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠86.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠123.9°. 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 21 December 2001 at 13:02 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 January 2002 at 07:13 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 379 123 km (235 576 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 412 km (227 056 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 14:51 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 11 January 2002 at 11:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.
At 14:51 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
13 days after previous South standstill on 16 December 2001 at 07:51 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.250°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.244° in the next northern standstill on 30 December 2001 at 15:40 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day on 30 December 2001 at 10:41 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.