Lunar Calendar Month December 2013 (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 December 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 moon2013-12-0319:22
1st quarter2013-12-0910:12
full moon2013-12-1704:28
3rd quarter2013-12-2508:48

Apogee and perigee of the Moon

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

PositionDatesTimeDistanceNotes
Perigee2013-12-0405:16360,063 km
Apogee2013-12-1918:50406,267 km

Illumination of the Moon

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

December 2013
WMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
48
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
 
5.6% illuminated
5.6% illuminated
49
2
 
1.5% illuminated
1.5% illuminated
3
 
0% illuminated
0% illuminated
4
 
1.4% illuminated
1.4% illuminated
5
 
5.8% illuminated
5.8% illuminated
6
 
12.7% illuminated
12.7% illuminated
7
 
21.6% illuminated
21.6% illuminated
8
 
31.8% illuminated
31.8% illuminated
50
9
 
42.8% illuminated
42.8% illuminated
10
 
53.8% illuminated
53.8% illuminated
11
 
64.4% illuminated
64.4% illuminated
12
 
74% illuminated
74% illuminated
13
 
82.5% illuminated
82.5% illuminated
14
 
89.4% illuminated
89.4% illuminated
15
 
94.7% illuminated
94.7% illuminated
51
16
 
98.2% illuminated
98.2% illuminated
17
 
99.9% illuminated
99.9% illuminated
18
 
99.7% illuminated
99.7% illuminated
19
 
97.7% illuminated
97.7% illuminated
20
 
94% illuminated
94% illuminated
21
 
88.7% illuminated
88.7% illuminated
22
 
82% illuminated
82% illuminated
52
23
 
74.2% illuminated
74.2% illuminated
24
 
65.3% illuminated
65.3% illuminated
25
 
55.7% illuminated
55.7% illuminated
26
 
45.7% illuminated
45.7% illuminated
27
 
35.4% illuminated
35.4% illuminated
28
 
25.5% illuminated
25.5% illuminated
29
 
16.4% illuminated
16.4% illuminated
1
30
 
8.8% illuminated
8.8% illuminated
31
 
3.2% illuminated
3.2% illuminated
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
Content last updated on 2014-01-12