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Lunar Calendar Month March 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 March 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 moon2015-03-0513:05
3rd quarter2015-03-1313:48
new moon2015-03-2005:36
1st quarter2015-03-2703:43

Apogee and perigee of the Moon

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

PositionDatesTimeDistanceNotes
Apogee2015-03-0502:36406,385 km
Perigee2015-03-1915:39357,583 km

Eclipses in March 2015

The following is information about eclipses occuring worldwide during March 2015. The eclipses listed here may be totally visible, partly visible or not visible in any part of United States.

TypeDatesSarosNotes
solar eclipse2015-03-20120

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
Saturn2015-03-12 04:25
Mars2015-03-21 18:13
Venus2015-03-22 15:51
Aldebaran2015-03-25 02:55

Illumination of the Moon

The following table depicts the illumination of the Moon, calculated at 00:00, throughtout the 31 days of March 2015.

March 2015
wMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Week 9
23Monday
 
24Tuesday
 
25Wednesday
 
26Thursday
 
27Friday
 
28Saturday
 
1Sunday
 
82.3% illuminated
82.3% illuminated
Age:10.7
Week 10
2Monday
 
89% illuminated
89% illuminated
Age:11.6
3Tuesday
 
94.2% illuminated
94.2% illuminated
Age:12.5
4Wednesday
 
97.8% illuminated
97.8% illuminated
Age:13.4
5Thursday
 
99.7% illuminated
99.7% illuminated
Age:14.3
6Friday
 
99.8% illuminated
99.8% illuminated
Age:15.2
7Saturday
 
98.1% illuminated
98.1% illuminated
Age:16.1
8Sunday
 
94.7% illuminated
94.7% illuminated
Age:17
Week 11
9Monday
 
89.8% illuminated
89.8% illuminated
Age:17.8
10Tuesday
 
83.2% illuminated
83.2% illuminated
Age:18.7
11Wednesday
 
75.2% illuminated
75.2% illuminated
Age:19.7
12Thursday
 
66% illuminated
66% illuminated
Age:20.6
13Friday
 
56% illuminated
56% illuminated
Age:21.6
14Saturday
 
45.4% illuminated
45.4% illuminated
Age:22.6
15Sunday
 
34.6% illuminated
34.6% illuminated
Age:23.6
Week 12
16Monday
 
24.3% illuminated
24.3% illuminated
Age:24.7
17Tuesday
 
15% illuminated
15% illuminated
Age:25.8
18Wednesday
 
7.5% illuminated
7.5% illuminated
Age:26.9
19Thursday
 
2.4% illuminated
2.4% illuminated
Age:28.1
20Friday
 
0.1% illuminated
0.1% illuminated
Age:29.3
21Saturday
 
0.9% illuminated
0.9% illuminated
Age:0.9
22Sunday
 
4.6% illuminated
4.6% illuminated
Age:2
Week 13
23Monday
 
10.8% illuminated
10.8% illuminated
Age:3.1
24Tuesday
 
18.9% illuminated
18.9% illuminated
Age:4.2
25Wednesday
 
28.2% illuminated
28.2% illuminated
Age:5.3
26Thursday
 
38.2% illuminated
38.2% illuminated
Age:6.3
27Friday
 
48.4% illuminated
48.4% illuminated
Age:7.2
28Saturday
 
58.3% illuminated
58.3% illuminated
Age:8.2
29Sunday
 
67.7% illuminated
67.7% illuminated
Age:9.1
Week 14
30Monday
 
76.3% illuminated
76.3% illuminated
Age:10
31Tuesday
 
83.9% illuminated
83.9% illuminated
Age:10.9
1Wednesday
 
2Thursday
 
3Friday
 
4Saturday
 
5Sunday
 
6Monday
 
7Tuesday
 
8Wednesday
 
9Thursday
 
10Friday
 
11Saturday
 
12Sunday
 
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