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Lunar Calendar Month March 2017 (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 2017.

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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
1st quarter2017-03-0506:32
full moon2017-03-1210:54
3rd quarter2017-03-2011:58
new moon2017-03-2722:57

Apogee and perigee of the Moon

The following table shows the dates of perigee and apogee of the Moon during March 2017.

PositionDatesTimeDistanceNotes
Perigee2017-03-0302:25369,063 km
Apogee2017-03-1813:26404,650 km
Perigee2017-03-3008:40363,854 km

Meteor Activity

Active meteor showers this month and their peak days. For more information, see the meteor shower calendar 2017.

NamePeak Day
γ-Normids2017-03-14

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
Mars2017-03-01 13:58
Aldebaran2017-03-04 21:38
Regulus2017-03-10 17:20
Jupiter2017-03-14 16:04
Saturn2017-03-20 06:49

Illumination of the Moon

The following table depicts the illumination of the Moon, calculated at 00:00, throughtout the 31 days of March 2017.

March 2017
wMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Week 9
27Monday
 
28Tuesday
 
1Wednesday
 
8.3% illuminated
8.3% illuminated
Age:2.7
2Thursday
 
15.7% illuminated
15.7% illuminated
Age:3.8
3Friday
 
25% illuminated
25% illuminated
Age:4.9
4Saturday
 
35.6% illuminated
35.6% illuminated
Age:6
5Sunday
 
46.9% illuminated
46.9% illuminated
Age:7.1
Week 10
6Monday
 
58.2% illuminated
58.2% illuminated
Age:8.2
7Tuesday
 
69.1% illuminated
69.1% illuminated
Age:9.2
8Wednesday
 
78.9% illuminated
78.9% illuminated
Age:10.3
9Thursday
 
87.2% illuminated
87.2% illuminated
Age:11.3
10Friday
 
93.6% illuminated
93.6% illuminated
Age:12.4
11Saturday
 
97.8% illuminated
97.8% illuminated
Age:13.4
12Sunday
 
99.8% illuminated
99.8% illuminated
Age:14.4
Week 11
13Monday
 
99.7% illuminated
99.7% illuminated
Age:15.3
14Tuesday
 
97.5% illuminated
97.5% illuminated
Age:16.3
15Wednesday
 
93.4% illuminated
93.4% illuminated
Age:17.2
16Thursday
 
87.8% illuminated
87.8% illuminated
Age:18.1
17Friday
 
80.8% illuminated
80.8% illuminated
Age:19
18Saturday
 
72.8% illuminated
72.8% illuminated
Age:19.9
19Sunday
 
64.1% illuminated
64.1% illuminated
Age:20.8
Week 12
20Monday
 
54.8% illuminated
54.8% illuminated
Age:21.7
21Tuesday
 
45.3% illuminated
45.3% illuminated
Age:22.6
22Wednesday
 
35.8% illuminated
35.8% illuminated
Age:23.5
23Thursday
 
26.6% illuminated
26.6% illuminated
Age:24.4
24Friday
 
18.1% illuminated
18.1% illuminated
Age:25.4
25Saturday
 
10.7% illuminated
10.7% illuminated
Age:26.4
26Sunday
 
4.9% illuminated
4.9% illuminated
Age:27.4
Week 13
27Monday
 
1.2% illuminated
1.2% illuminated
Age:28.5
28Tuesday
 
0% illuminated
0% illuminated
Age:0.1
29Wednesday
 
1.5% illuminated
1.5% illuminated
Age:1.2
30Thursday
 
5.8% illuminated
5.8% illuminated
Age:2.3
31Friday
 
12.7% illuminated
12.7% illuminated
Age:3.4
1Saturday
 
2Sunday
 
3Monday
 
4Tuesday
 
5Wednesday
 
6Thursday
 
7Friday
 
8Saturday
 
9Sunday
 
10Monday
 
11Tuesday
 
12Wednesday
 
13Thursday
 
14Friday
 
15Saturday
 
16Sunday
 
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