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Lunar Calendar Month October 2013 (Northern Hemisphere)

The Moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth and the fifth largest moon in the Solar System. It is the largest natural satellite in the solar system relative to the size of its planet. The following is information specific for Washington, Northern Hemisphere during October 2013.

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Date and time of moon phases

The information in the following table comes from calculations published by the Astronomical Applications Department of the U.S. Naval Observatory.

Moon phasesDatesTime
new moon2013-10-0420:34
1st quarter2013-10-1119:02
full moon2013-10-1819:38
3rd quarter2013-10-2619:40

Apogee and perigee of the Moon

The following table shows the dates of perigee and apogee of the Moon during October 2013.

PositionDatesTimeDistanceNotes
Perigee2013-10-1019:07369,811 km
Apogee2013-10-2510:26404,560 km

Eclipses in October 2013

The following is information about eclipses occuring worldwide during October 2013. The eclipses listed here may be totally visible, partly visible or not visible in any part of Northern Hemisphere.

TypeDatesSarosNotes
lunar eclipse2013-10-18117

Moon-Planet Conjunctions

A Moon-planet conjunction occurs when an astronomical object has either the same, or nearly the same, right ascension or the same ecliptic longitude of that of the Moon, as observed from Earth.

Astronomical ObjectsDate and Time
Mercury2013-10-06 18:28
Saturn2013-10-07 00:30
Venus2013-10-08 08:07
Aldebaran2013-10-22 08:06

Illumination of the Moon

The following table depicts the illumination of the Moon, calculated at 00:00, throughtout the 31 days of October 2013.

October 2013
wMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Week 40
30 Monday
 
1 Tuesday
 
15.3% illuminated
15.3% illuminated
Age: 25.8
2 Wednesday
 
8.8% illuminated
8.8% illuminated
Age: 26.7
3 Thursday
 
3.9% illuminated
3.9% illuminated
Age: 27.7
4 Friday
 
0.9% illuminated
0.9% illuminated
Age: 28.6
5 Saturday
 
0% illuminated
0% illuminated
Age: 0.1
6 Sunday
 
1.5% illuminated
1.5% illuminated
Age: 1.2
Week 41
7 Monday
 
5.5% illuminated
5.5% illuminated
Age: 2.2
8 Tuesday
 
11.8% illuminated
11.8% illuminated
Age: 3.3
9 Wednesday
 
20.1% illuminated
20.1% illuminated
Age: 4.4
10 Thursday
 
30% illuminated
30% illuminated
Age: 5.5
11 Friday
 
41% illuminated
41% illuminated
Age: 6.5
12 Saturday
 
52.4% illuminated
52.4% illuminated
Age: 7.6
13 Sunday
 
63.7% illuminated
63.7% illuminated
Age: 8.7
Week 42
14 Monday
 
74.2% illuminated
74.2% illuminated
Age: 9.8
15 Tuesday
 
83.4% illuminated
83.4% illuminated
Age: 10.8
16 Wednesday
 
90.8% illuminated
90.8% illuminated
Age: 11.9
17 Thursday
 
96.2% illuminated
96.2% illuminated
Age: 12.9
18 Friday
 
99.2% illuminated
99.2% illuminated
Age: 13.9
19 Saturday
 
100% illuminated
100% illuminated
Age: 14.9
20 Sunday
 
98.5% illuminated
98.5% illuminated
Age: 15.9
Week 43
21 Monday
 
95% illuminated
95% illuminated
Age: 16.9
22 Tuesday
 
89.8% illuminated
89.8% illuminated
Age: 17.8
23 Wednesday
 
83.2% illuminated
83.2% illuminated
Age: 18.7
24 Thursday
 
75.4% illuminated
75.4% illuminated
Age: 19.6
25 Friday
 
66.8% illuminated
66.8% illuminated
Age: 20.5
26 Saturday
 
57.7% illuminated
57.7% illuminated
Age: 21.4
27 Sunday
 
48.3% illuminated
48.3% illuminated
Age: 22.3
Week 44
28 Monday
 
38.8% illuminated
38.8% illuminated
Age: 23.2
29 Tuesday
 
29.6% illuminated
29.6% illuminated
Age: 24.1
30 Wednesday
 
20.9% illuminated
20.9% illuminated
Age: 25.1
31 Thursday
 
13.2% illuminated
13.2% illuminated
Age: 26
1 Friday
 
2 Saturday
 
3 Sunday
 
4 Monday
 
5 Tuesday
 
6 Wednesday
 
7 Thursday
 
8 Friday
 
9 Saturday
 
10 Sunday
 
11 Monday
 
12 Tuesday
 
13 Wednesday
 
14 Thursday
 
15 Friday
 
16 Saturday
 
17 Sunday
 
Content last updated on 2016-01-23