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Lunar Calendar Month February 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 February 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 moon2015-02-0318:09
3rd quarter2015-02-1122:50
new moon2015-02-1818:47
1st quarter2015-02-2512:14

Apogee and perigee of the Moon

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

PositionDatesTimeDistanceNotes
Apogee2015-02-0601:27406,154 km
Perigee2015-02-1902:31356,991 km

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
Saturn2015-02-12 19:10
Mercury2015-02-17 01:20
Venus2015-02-20 19:56
Mars2015-02-20 20:28
Aldebaran2015-02-25 18:02

Illumination of the Moon

The following table depicts the illumination of the Moon, calculated at 00:00, throughtout the 28 days of February 2015.

February 2015
wMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Week 5
26Monday
 
27Tuesday
 
28Wednesday
 
29Thursday
 
30Friday
 
31Saturday
 
1Sunday
 
93% illuminated
93% illuminated
Age:12.2
Week 6
2Monday
 
97.1% illuminated
97.1% illuminated
Age:13.2
3Tuesday
 
99.5% illuminated
99.5% illuminated
Age:14.1
4Wednesday
 
99.9% illuminated
99.9% illuminated
Age:15
5Thursday
 
98.6% illuminated
98.6% illuminated
Age:15.9
6Friday
 
95.6% illuminated
95.6% illuminated
Age:16.8
7Saturday
 
90.9% illuminated
90.9% illuminated
Age:17.6
8Sunday
 
84.7% illuminated
84.7% illuminated
Age:18.5
Week 7
9Monday
 
77.3% illuminated
77.3% illuminated
Age:19.4
10Tuesday
 
68.8% illuminated
68.8% illuminated
Age:20.3
11Wednesday
 
59.4% illuminated
59.4% illuminated
Age:21.3
12Thursday
 
49.4% illuminated
49.4% illuminated
Age:22.2
13Friday
 
39.1% illuminated
39.1% illuminated
Age:23.2
14Saturday
 
29% illuminated
29% illuminated
Age:24.2
15Sunday
 
19.5% illuminated
19.5% illuminated
Age:25.2
Week 8
16Monday
 
11.2% illuminated
11.2% illuminated
Age:26.3
17Tuesday
 
4.8% illuminated
4.8% illuminated
Age:27.4
18Wednesday
 
1% illuminated
1% illuminated
Age:28.6
19Thursday
 
0.1% illuminated
0.1% illuminated
Age:0.2
20Friday
 
2.2% illuminated
2.2% illuminated
Age:1.4
21Saturday
 
7.2% illuminated
7.2% illuminated
Age:2.6
22Sunday
 
14.7% illuminated
14.7% illuminated
Age:3.7
Week 9
23Monday
 
23.8% illuminated
23.8% illuminated
Age:4.8
24Tuesday
 
34% illuminated
34% illuminated
Age:5.8
25Wednesday
 
44.6% illuminated
44.6% illuminated
Age:6.9
26Thursday
 
55.1% illuminated
55.1% illuminated
Age:7.9
27Friday
 
65.1% illuminated
65.1% illuminated
Age:8.8
28Saturday
 
74.2% illuminated
74.2% illuminated
Age:9.8
1Sunday
 
2Monday
 
3Tuesday
 
4Wednesday
 
5Thursday
 
6Friday
 
7Saturday
 
8Sunday
 
9Monday
 
10Tuesday
 
11Wednesday
 
12Thursday
 
13Friday
 
14Saturday
 
15Sunday
 
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