Lunar Calendar Month March 2013 (South Africa)

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 Pretoria, South Africa during March 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
3rd quarter2013-03-0423:53
new moon2013-03-1121:51
1st quarter2013-03-1919:27
full moon2013-03-2711:27

Apogee and perigee of the Moon

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

PositionDatesTimeDistanceNotes
Perigee2013-03-0601:21369,953 km
Apogee2013-03-1905:14404,261 km
Perigee2013-03-3105:56367,493 km

Illumination of the Moon

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

The information of the moon (phases of the moon, cycles of the moon) presented here applies to all the territory of South Africa.

March 2013
wMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Week 9
25Monday
 
26Tuesday
 
27Wednesday
 
28Thursday
 
1Friday
 
89.3% illuminated
89.3% illuminated
Age:17.9
2Saturday
 
81.5% illuminated
81.5% illuminated
Age:18.9
3Sunday
 
71.9% illuminated
71.9% illuminated
Age:20
Week 10
4Monday
 
61.2% illuminated
61.2% illuminated
Age:21.1
5Tuesday
 
49.9% illuminated
49.9% illuminated
Age:22.2
6Wednesday
 
38.5% illuminated
38.5% illuminated
Age:23.2
7Thursday
 
27.8% illuminated
27.8% illuminated
Age:24.3
8Friday
 
18.2% illuminated
18.2% illuminated
Age:25.4
9Saturday
 
10.2% illuminated
10.2% illuminated
Age:26.5
10Sunday
 
4.4% illuminated
4.4% illuminated
Age:27.5
Week 11
11Monday
 
1% illuminated
1% illuminated
Age:28.6
12Tuesday
 
0% illuminated
0% illuminated
Age:0.1
13Wednesday
 
1.4% illuminated
1.4% illuminated
Age:1.1
14Thursday
 
4.8% illuminated
4.8% illuminated
Age:2.1
15Friday
 
10.1% illuminated
10.1% illuminated
Age:3
16Saturday
 
16.8% illuminated
16.8% illuminated
Age:4
17Sunday
 
24.6% illuminated
24.6% illuminated
Age:4.9
Week 12
18Monday
 
33.3% illuminated
33.3% illuminated
Age:5.8
19Tuesday
 
42.4% illuminated
42.4% illuminated
Age:6.7
20Wednesday
 
51.9% illuminated
51.9% illuminated
Age:7.6
21Thursday
 
61.3% illuminated
61.3% illuminated
Age:8.4
22Friday
 
70.4% illuminated
70.4% illuminated
Age:9.4
23Saturday
 
78.9% illuminated
78.9% illuminated
Age:10.3
24Sunday
 
86.5% illuminated
86.5% illuminated
Age:11.2
Week 13
25Monday
 
92.7% illuminated
92.7% illuminated
Age:12.2
26Tuesday
 
97.3% illuminated
97.3% illuminated
Age:13.2
27Wednesday
 
99.7% illuminated
99.7% illuminated
Age:14.2
28Thursday
 
99.7% illuminated
99.7% illuminated
Age:15.3
29Friday
 
97% illuminated
97% illuminated
Age:16.4
30Saturday
 
91.9% illuminated
91.9% illuminated
Age:17.5
31Sunday
 
84.4% illuminated
84.4% illuminated
Age:18.6
1Monday
 
2Tuesday
 
3Wednesday
 
4Thursday
 
5Friday
 
6Saturday
 
7Sunday
 
8Monday
 
9Tuesday
 
10Wednesday
 
11Thursday
 
12Friday
 
13Saturday
 
14Sunday
 
Content last updated on 2015-06-29