Lunar Calendar Month February 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 February 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 quarter2014-02-0614:22
full moon2014-02-1418:53
3rd quarter2014-02-2212:15

Apogee and perigee of the Moon

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

PositionDatesTimeDistanceNotes
Apogee2014-02-1200:11406,231 km
Perigee2014-02-2714:53360,438 km

Illumination of the Moon

The following table depicts the illumination of the Moon, calculated at 00:00, throughtout the 28 days of February 2014.

February 2014
wMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Week 5
27Monday
 
28Tuesday
 
29Wednesday
 
30Thursday
 
31Friday
 
1Saturday
 
2.6% illuminated
2.6% illuminated
Age:1.5
2Sunday
 
7.7% illuminated
7.7% illuminated
Age:2.6
Week 6
3Monday
 
15% illuminated
15% illuminated
Age:3.7
4Tuesday
 
23.9% illuminated
23.9% illuminated
Age:4.8
5Wednesday
 
33.6% illuminated
33.6% illuminated
Age:5.8
6Thursday
 
43.8% illuminated
43.8% illuminated
Age:6.8
7Friday
 
53.9% illuminated
53.9% illuminated
Age:7.7
8Saturday
 
63.6% illuminated
63.6% illuminated
Age:8.7
9Sunday
 
72.6% illuminated
72.6% illuminated
Age:9.6
Week 7
10Monday
 
80.6% illuminated
80.6% illuminated
Age:10.5
11Tuesday
 
87.5% illuminated
87.5% illuminated
Age:11.4
12Wednesday
 
93.1% illuminated
93.1% illuminated
Age:12.3
13Thursday
 
97.1% illuminated
97.1% illuminated
Age:13.1
14Friday
 
99.4% illuminated
99.4% illuminated
Age:14
15Saturday
 
100% illuminated
100% illuminated
Age:14.9
16Sunday
 
98.7% illuminated
98.7% illuminated
Age:15.9
Week 8
17Monday
 
95.5% illuminated
95.5% illuminated
Age:16.8
18Tuesday
 
90.5% illuminated
90.5% illuminated
Age:17.7
19Wednesday
 
83.7% illuminated
83.7% illuminated
Age:18.7
20Thursday
 
75.5% illuminated
75.5% illuminated
Age:19.6
21Friday
 
65.9% illuminated
65.9% illuminated
Age:20.6
22Saturday
 
55.5% illuminated
55.5% illuminated
Age:21.6
23Sunday
 
44.4% illuminated
44.4% illuminated
Age:22.7
Week 9
24Monday
 
33.4% illuminated
33.4% illuminated
Age:23.7
25Tuesday
 
23% illuminated
23% illuminated
Age:24.8
26Wednesday
 
13.8% illuminated
13.8% illuminated
Age:25.9
27Thursday
 
6.6% illuminated
6.6% illuminated
Age:27.1
28Friday
 
1.9% illuminated
1.9% illuminated
Age:28.2
1Saturday
 
2Sunday
 
3Monday
 
4Tuesday
 
5Wednesday
 
6Thursday
 
7Friday
 
8Saturday
 
9Sunday
 
10Monday
 
11Tuesday
 
12Wednesday
 
13Thursday
 
14Friday
 
15Saturday
 
16Sunday
 
Content last updated on 2015-06-29