Lunar Calendar Month January 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 January 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
new moon2014-01-0106:14
1st quarter2014-01-0722:39
full moon2014-01-1523:52
3rd quarter2014-01-2400:20
new moon2014-01-3016:38

Apogee and perigee of the Moon

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

PositionDatesTimeDistanceNotes
Perigee2014-01-0116:01356,921 km
Apogee2014-01-1520:54406,536 km
Perigee2014-01-3004:59357,079 km

Illumination of the Moon

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

January 2014
wMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Week 1
30Monday
 
31Tuesday
 
1Wednesday
 
0.1% illuminated
0.1% illuminated
Age:29.2
2Thursday
 
0.9% illuminated
0.9% illuminated
Age:0.9
3Friday
 
4.6% illuminated
4.6% illuminated
Age:2
4Saturday
 
11% illuminated
11% illuminated
Age:3.2
5Sunday
 
19.4% illuminated
19.4% illuminated
Age:4.3
Week 2
6Monday
 
29.2% illuminated
29.2% illuminated
Age:5.4
7Tuesday
 
39.7% illuminated
39.7% illuminated
Age:6.4
8Wednesday
 
50.4% illuminated
50.4% illuminated
Age:7.4
9Thursday
 
60.7% illuminated
60.7% illuminated
Age:8.4
10Friday
 
70.3% illuminated
70.3% illuminated
Age:9.3
11Saturday
 
78.9% illuminated
78.9% illuminated
Age:10.3
12Sunday
 
86.2% illuminated
86.2% illuminated
Age:11.2
Week 3
13Monday
 
92.1% illuminated
92.1% illuminated
Age:12.1
14Tuesday
 
96.5% illuminated
96.5% illuminated
Age:13
15Wednesday
 
99.1% illuminated
99.1% illuminated
Age:13.9
16Thursday
 
100% illuminated
100% illuminated
Age:14.8
17Friday
 
99.1% illuminated
99.1% illuminated
Age:15.7
18Saturday
 
96.4% illuminated
96.4% illuminated
Age:16.6
19Sunday
 
92.1% illuminated
92.1% illuminated
Age:17.4
Week 4
20Monday
 
86.1% illuminated
86.1% illuminated
Age:18.4
21Tuesday
 
78.7% illuminated
78.7% illuminated
Age:19.3
22Wednesday
 
70.1% illuminated
70.1% illuminated
Age:20.2
23Thursday
 
60.4% illuminated
60.4% illuminated
Age:21.2
24Friday
 
50% illuminated
50% illuminated
Age:22.1
25Saturday
 
39.4% illuminated
39.4% illuminated
Age:23.2
26Sunday
 
28.8% illuminated
28.8% illuminated
Age:24.2
Week 5
27Monday
 
19% illuminated
19% illuminated
Age:25.3
28Tuesday
 
10.7% illuminated
10.7% illuminated
Age:26.4
29Wednesday
 
4.4% illuminated
4.4% illuminated
Age:27.6
30Thursday
 
0.8% illuminated
0.8% illuminated
Age:28.7
31Friday
 
0.1% illuminated
0.1% illuminated
Age:0.4
1Saturday
 
2Sunday
 
3Monday
 
4Tuesday
 
5Wednesday
 
6Thursday
 
7Friday
 
8Saturday
 
9Sunday
 
10Monday
 
11Tuesday
 
12Wednesday
 
13Thursday
 
14Friday
 
15Saturday
 
16Sunday
 
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