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Lunar Calendar Month February 2018 (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 2018.

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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
3rd quarter2018-02-0710:54
new moon2018-02-1516:05
1st quarter2018-02-2303:09

Apogee and perigee of the Moon

The following table shows the dates of perigee and apogee of the Moon during February 2018.

PositionDatesTimeDistanceNotes
Apogee2018-02-1109:17405,700 km
Perigee2018-02-2709:50363,936 km

Eclipses in February 2018

The following is information about eclipses occuring worldwide during February 2018. The eclipses listed here may be totally visible, partly visible or not visible in any part of United States.

TypeDatesSarosNotes
solar eclipse2018-02-15150

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
Regulus2018-02-01 13:24
Jupiter2018-02-07 14:47
Mars2018-02-09 00:12
Saturn2018-02-11 09:46
Aldebaran2018-02-23 12:07
Beehive2018-02-27 12:28

Illumination of the Moon

The following table depicts the illumination of the Moon, calculated at 00:00, throughtout the 28 days of February 2018.

February 2018
wMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Week 5
29Monday
 
30Tuesday
 
31Wednesday
 
1Thursday
 
99.4% illuminated
99.4% illuminated
Age:15.5
2Friday
 
96.1% illuminated
96.1% illuminated
Age:16.6
3Saturday
 
90.4% illuminated
90.4% illuminated
Age:17.7
4Sunday
 
82.9% illuminated
82.9% illuminated
Age:18.8
Week 6
5Monday
 
74.1% illuminated
74.1% illuminated
Age:19.8
6Tuesday
 
64.5% illuminated
64.5% illuminated
Age:20.8
7Wednesday
 
54.6% illuminated
54.6% illuminated
Age:21.7
8Thursday
 
44.9% illuminated
44.9% illuminated
Age:22.6
9Friday
 
35.5% illuminated
35.5% illuminated
Age:23.5
10Saturday
 
26.7% illuminated
26.7% illuminated
Age:24.4
11Sunday
 
18.8% illuminated
18.8% illuminated
Age:25.3
Week 7
12Monday
 
12% illuminated
12% illuminated
Age:26.2
13Tuesday
 
6.6% illuminated
6.6% illuminated
Age:27.1
14Wednesday
 
2.6% illuminated
2.6% illuminated
Age:28
15Thursday
 
0.4% illuminated
0.4% illuminated
Age:28.9
16Friday
 
0.1% illuminated
0.1% illuminated
Age:0.3
17Saturday
 
1.7% illuminated
1.7% illuminated
Age:1.2
18Sunday
 
5.4% illuminated
5.4% illuminated
Age:2.2
Week 8
19Monday
 
11% illuminated
11% illuminated
Age:3.2
20Tuesday
 
18.4% illuminated
18.4% illuminated
Age:4.2
21Wednesday
 
27.4% illuminated
27.4% illuminated
Age:5.2
22Thursday
 
37.5% illuminated
37.5% illuminated
Age:6.2
23Friday
 
48.5% illuminated
48.5% illuminated
Age:7.2
24Saturday
 
59.8% illuminated
59.8% illuminated
Age:8.3
25Sunday
 
70.8% illuminated
70.8% illuminated
Age:9.4
Week 9
26Monday
 
80.8% illuminated
80.8% illuminated
Age:10.5
27Tuesday
 
89.2% illuminated
89.2% illuminated
Age:11.6
28Wednesday
 
95.4% illuminated
95.4% illuminated
Age:12.7
1Thursday
 
2Friday
 
3Saturday
 
4Sunday
 
5Monday
 
6Tuesday
 
7Wednesday
 
8Thursday
 
9Friday
 
10Saturday
 
11Sunday
 
12Monday
 
13Tuesday
 
14Wednesday
 
15Thursday
 
16Friday
 
17Saturday
 
18Sunday
 
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