Lunar Calendar Month December 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 December 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
full moon2014-12-0607:27
3rd quarter2014-12-1407:51
new moon2014-12-2120:36
1st quarter2014-12-2813:31

Apogee and perigee of the Moon

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

PositionDatesTimeDistanceNotes
Apogee2014-12-1218:04404,583 km
Perigee2014-12-2411:44364,790 km

Illumination of the Moon

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

December 2014
wMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Week 49
1Monday
 
69.7% illuminated
69.7% illuminated
Age:9.3
2Tuesday
 
79.5% illuminated
79.5% illuminated
Age:10.3
3Wednesday
 
87.7% illuminated
87.7% illuminated
Age:11.4
4Thursday
 
94% illuminated
94% illuminated
Age:12.4
5Friday
 
98.1% illuminated
98.1% illuminated
Age:13.5
6Saturday
 
99.9% illuminated
99.9% illuminated
Age:14.5
7Sunday
 
99.5% illuminated
99.5% illuminated
Age:15.5
Week 50
8Monday
 
96.9% illuminated
96.9% illuminated
Age:16.4
9Tuesday
 
92.6% illuminated
92.6% illuminated
Age:17.4
10Wednesday
 
86.6% illuminated
86.6% illuminated
Age:18.3
11Thursday
 
79.4% illuminated
79.4% illuminated
Age:19.2
12Friday
 
71.3% illuminated
71.3% illuminated
Age:20.1
13Saturday
 
62.4% illuminated
62.4% illuminated
Age:21
14Sunday
 
53.1% illuminated
53.1% illuminated
Age:21.9
Week 51
15Monday
 
43.6% illuminated
43.6% illuminated
Age:22.7
16Tuesday
 
34.2% illuminated
34.2% illuminated
Age:23.7
17Wednesday
 
25.2% illuminated
25.2% illuminated
Age:24.6
18Thursday
 
17% illuminated
17% illuminated
Age:25.5
19Friday
 
9.9% illuminated
9.9% illuminated
Age:26.5
20Saturday
 
4.4% illuminated
4.4% illuminated
Age:27.5
21Sunday
 
1% illuminated
1% illuminated
Age:28.6
Week 52
22Monday
 
0% illuminated
0% illuminated
Age:0.1
23Tuesday
 
1.8% illuminated
1.8% illuminated
Age:1.3
24Wednesday
 
6.2% illuminated
6.2% illuminated
Age:2.4
25Thursday
 
13.1% illuminated
13.1% illuminated
Age:3.5
26Friday
 
22% illuminated
22% illuminated
Age:4.6
27Saturday
 
32.4% illuminated
32.4% illuminated
Age:5.7
28Sunday
 
43.5% illuminated
43.5% illuminated
Age:6.8
Week 1
29Monday
 
54.8% illuminated
54.8% illuminated
Age:7.8
30Tuesday
 
65.6% illuminated
65.6% illuminated
Age:8.9
31Wednesday
 
75.5% illuminated
75.5% illuminated
Age:9.9
1Thursday
 
2Friday
 
3Saturday
 
4Sunday
 
5Monday
 
6Tuesday
 
7Wednesday
 
8Thursday
 
9Friday
 
10Saturday
 
11Sunday
 
12Monday
 
13Tuesday
 
14Wednesday
 
15Thursday
 
16Friday
 
17Saturday
 
18Sunday
 
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