Lunar Calendar Month March 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 March 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 moon2014-03-0103:00
1st quarter2014-03-0808:27
full moon2014-03-1613:08
3rd quarter2014-03-2321:46
new moon2014-03-3014:45

Apogee and perigee of the Moon

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

PositionDatesTimeDistanceNotes
Apogee2014-03-1115:47405,365 km
Perigee2014-03-2714:31365,705 km

Illumination of the Moon

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

March 2014
wMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Week 9
24Monday
 
25Tuesday
 
26Wednesday
 
27Thursday
 
28Friday
 
1Saturday
 
0% illuminated
0% illuminated
Age:29.4
2Sunday
 
1.1% illuminated
1.1% illuminated
Age:1
Week 10
3Monday
 
4.8% illuminated
4.8% illuminated
Age:2.1
4Tuesday
 
10.8% illuminated
10.8% illuminated
Age:3.1
5Wednesday
 
18.5% illuminated
18.5% illuminated
Age:4.2
6Thursday
 
27.3% illuminated
27.3% illuminated
Age:5.2
7Friday
 
36.8% illuminated
36.8% illuminated
Age:6.1
8Saturday
 
46.5% illuminated
46.5% illuminated
Age:7.1
9Sunday
 
56.2% illuminated
56.2% illuminated
Age:8
Week 11
10Monday
 
65.1% illuminated
65.1% illuminated
Age:8.8
11Tuesday
 
73.8% illuminated
73.8% illuminated
Age:9.7
12Wednesday
 
81.6% illuminated
81.6% illuminated
Age:10.6
13Thursday
 
88.4% illuminated
88.4% illuminated
Age:11.5
14Friday
 
93.8% illuminated
93.8% illuminated
Age:12.4
15Saturday
 
97.6% illuminated
97.6% illuminated
Age:13.3
16Sunday
 
99.7% illuminated
99.7% illuminated
Age:14.2
Week 12
17Monday
 
99.8% illuminated
99.8% illuminated
Age:15.2
18Tuesday
 
97.9% illuminated
97.9% illuminated
Age:16.1
19Wednesday
 
93.9% illuminated
93.9% illuminated
Age:17.1
20Thursday
 
87.8% illuminated
87.8% illuminated
Age:18.1
21Friday
 
80% illuminated
80% illuminated
Age:19.1
22Saturday
 
70.6% illuminated
70.6% illuminated
Age:20.2
23Sunday
 
60.1% illuminated
60.1% illuminated
Age:21.2
Week 13
24Monday
 
48.9% illuminated
48.9% illuminated
Age:22.3
25Tuesday
 
37.6% illuminated
37.6% illuminated
Age:23.3
26Wednesday
 
26.8% illuminated
26.8% illuminated
Age:24.4
27Thursday
 
17.1% illuminated
17.1% illuminated
Age:25.5
28Friday
 
9.2% illuminated
9.2% illuminated
Age:26.6
29Saturday
 
3.5% illuminated
3.5% illuminated
Age:27.8
30Sunday
 
0.5% illuminated
0.5% illuminated
Age:28.9
Week 14
31Monday
 
0.2% illuminated
0.2% illuminated
Age:0.4
1Tuesday
 
2Wednesday
 
3Thursday
 
4Friday
 
5Saturday
 
6Sunday
 
7Monday
 
8Tuesday
 
9Wednesday
 
10Thursday
 
11Friday
 
12Saturday
 
13Sunday
 
Content last updated on 2015-06-29