Lunar Calendar Month August 2014 (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 August 2014.

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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
1st quarter2014-08-0320:50
full moon2014-08-1014:09
3rd quarter2014-08-1708:26
new moon2014-08-2510:13

Apogee and perigee of the Moon

The following table shows the dates of perigee and apogee of the Moon during August 2014.

PositionDatesTimeDistanceNotes
Perigee2014-08-1013:44356,896 kmMaximum perigee in 2014!
Apogee2014-08-2402:10406,522 km

Illumination of the Moon

The following table depicts the illumination of the Moon, calculated at 00:00, throughtout the 31 days of August 2014.

August 2014
wMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Week 31
28Monday
 
29Tuesday
 
30Wednesday
 
31Thursday
 
1Friday
 
22.9% illuminated
22.9% illuminated
Age:4.7
2Saturday
 
31.6% illuminated
31.6% illuminated
Age:5.6
3Sunday
 
41.3% illuminated
41.3% illuminated
Age:6.6
Week 32
4Monday
 
51.5% illuminated
51.5% illuminated
Age:7.5
5Tuesday
 
62% illuminated
62% illuminated
Age:8.5
6Wednesday
 
72.4% illuminated
72.4% illuminated
Age:9.6
7Thursday
 
81.9% illuminated
81.9% illuminated
Age:10.6
8Friday
 
90% illuminated
90% illuminated
Age:11.7
9Saturday
 
96.1% illuminated
96.1% illuminated
Age:12.9
10Sunday
 
99.4% illuminated
99.4% illuminated
Age:14.1
Week 33
11Monday
 
99.7% illuminated
99.7% illuminated
Age:15.2
12Tuesday
 
97% illuminated
97% illuminated
Age:16.4
13Wednesday
 
91.4% illuminated
91.4% illuminated
Age:17.6
14Thursday
 
83.7% illuminated
83.7% illuminated
Age:18.7
15Friday
 
74.3% illuminated
74.3% illuminated
Age:19.8
16Saturday
 
64.2% illuminated
64.2% illuminated
Age:20.8
17Sunday
 
53.7% illuminated
53.7% illuminated
Age:21.8
Week 34
18Monday
 
43.4% illuminated
43.4% illuminated
Age:22.8
19Tuesday
 
33.6% illuminated
33.6% illuminated
Age:23.7
20Wednesday
 
24.7% illuminated
24.7% illuminated
Age:24.6
21Thursday
 
16.8% illuminated
16.8% illuminated
Age:25.6
22Friday
 
10.3% illuminated
10.3% illuminated
Age:26.5
23Saturday
 
5.3% illuminated
5.3% illuminated
Age:27.4
24Sunday
 
1.9% illuminated
1.9% illuminated
Age:28.2
Week 35
25Monday
 
0.2% illuminated
0.2% illuminated
Age:29.1
26Tuesday
 
0.3% illuminated
0.3% illuminated
Age:0.5
27Wednesday
 
2.2% illuminated
2.2% illuminated
Age:1.4
28Thursday
 
6% illuminated
6% illuminated
Age:2.3
29Friday
 
11.4% illuminated
11.4% illuminated
Age:3.2
30Saturday
 
18.5% illuminated
18.5% illuminated
Age:4.2
31Sunday
 
26.9% illuminated
26.9% illuminated
Age:5.1
1Monday
 
2Tuesday
 
3Wednesday
 
4Thursday
 
5Friday
 
6Saturday
 
7Sunday
 
8Monday
 
9Tuesday
 
10Wednesday
 
11Thursday
 
12Friday
 
13Saturday
 
14Sunday
 
Content last updated on 2015-06-29