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Lunar Calendar Month April 2015 (United States)

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, District of Columbia, United States during April 2015.

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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
full moon2015-04-0408:05
3rd quarter2015-04-1123:44
new moon2015-04-1814:57
1st quarter2015-04-2519:55

Apogee and perigee of the Moon

The following table shows the dates of perigee and apogee of the Moon during April 2015.

PositionDatesTimeDistanceNotes
Apogee2015-04-0109:00406,011 km
Perigee2015-04-1623:54361,025 km
Apogee2015-04-2823:56405,083 km

Eclipses in April 2015

The following is information about eclipses occuring worldwide during April 2015. The eclipses listed here may be totally visible, partly visible or not visible in any part of United States.

TypeDatesSarosNotes
lunar eclipse2015-04-04132

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
Saturn2015-04-08 09:08
Aldebaran2015-04-21 12:35
Venus2015-04-21 14:09

Illumination of the Moon

The following table depicts the illumination of the Moon, calculated at 00:00, throughtout the 30 days of April 2015.

April 2015
wMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Week 14
30Monday
 
31Tuesday
 
1Wednesday
 
90.2% illuminated
90.2% illuminated
Age:11.8
2Thursday
 
95.1% illuminated
95.1% illuminated
Age:12.7
3Friday
 
98.4% illuminated
98.4% illuminated
Age:13.6
4Saturday
 
99.9% illuminated
99.9% illuminated
Age:14.5
5Sunday
 
99.6% illuminated
99.6% illuminated
Age:15.4
Week 15
6Monday
 
97.4% illuminated
97.4% illuminated
Age:16.3
7Tuesday
 
93.3% illuminated
93.3% illuminated
Age:17.2
8Wednesday
 
87.4% illuminated
87.4% illuminated
Age:18.2
9Thursday
 
79.9% illuminated
79.9% illuminated
Age:19.1
10Friday
 
70.9% illuminated
70.9% illuminated
Age:20.1
11Saturday
 
60.8% illuminated
60.8% illuminated
Age:21.1
12Sunday
 
49.9% illuminated
49.9% illuminated
Age:22.2
Week 16
13Monday
 
38.8% illuminated
38.8% illuminated
Age:23.2
14Tuesday
 
28% illuminated
28% illuminated
Age:24.3
15Wednesday
 
18.1% illuminated
18.1% illuminated
Age:25.4
16Thursday
 
9.8% illuminated
9.8% illuminated
Age:26.5
17Friday
 
3.8% illuminated
3.8% illuminated
Age:27.7
18Saturday
 
0.6% illuminated
0.6% illuminated
Age:28.8
19Sunday
 
0.2% illuminated
0.2% illuminated
Age:0.4
Week 17
20Monday
 
2.7% illuminated
2.7% illuminated
Age:1.5
21Tuesday
 
7.6% illuminated
7.6% illuminated
Age:2.6
22Wednesday
 
14.6% illuminated
14.6% illuminated
Age:3.7
23Thursday
 
22.9% illuminated
22.9% illuminated
Age:4.7
24Friday
 
32.1% illuminated
32.1% illuminated
Age:5.7
25Saturday
 
41.8% illuminated
41.8% illuminated
Age:6.6
26Sunday
 
51.5% illuminated
51.5% illuminated
Age:7.5
Week 18
27Monday
 
61% illuminated
61% illuminated
Age:8.4
28Tuesday
 
70.1% illuminated
70.1% illuminated
Age:9.3
29Wednesday
 
78.3% illuminated
78.3% illuminated
Age:10.2
30Thursday
 
85.6% illuminated
85.6% illuminated
Age:11.1
1Friday
 
2Saturday
 
3Sunday
 
4Monday
 
5Tuesday
 
6Wednesday
 
7Thursday
 
8Friday
 
9Saturday
 
10Sunday
 
11Monday
 
12Tuesday
 
13Wednesday
 
14Thursday
 
15Friday
 
16Saturday
 
17Sunday
 
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