Lunar Calendar Month September 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 September 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
1st quarter2014-09-0207:11
full moon2014-09-0821:38
3rd quarter2014-09-1522:05
new moon2014-09-2402:14

Apogee and perigee of the Moon

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

PositionDatesTimeDistanceNotes
Perigee2014-09-0723:30358,387 km
Apogee2014-09-2010:23405,845 km

Illumination of the Moon

The following table depicts the illumination of the Moon, calculated at 00:00, throughtout the 30 days of September 2014.

September 2014
wMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Week 36
1Monday
 
36.5% illuminated
36.5% illuminated
Age:6.1
2Tuesday
 
46.9% illuminated
46.9% illuminated
Age:7.1
3Wednesday
 
57.8% illuminated
57.8% illuminated
Age:8.1
4Thursday
 
68.6% illuminated
68.6% illuminated
Age:9.2
5Friday
 
78.8% illuminated
78.8% illuminated
Age:10.3
6Saturday
 
87.7% illuminated
87.7% illuminated
Age:11.4
7Sunday
 
94.5% illuminated
94.5% illuminated
Age:12.5
Week 37
8Monday
 
98.7% illuminated
98.7% illuminated
Age:13.7
9Tuesday
 
100% illuminated
100% illuminated
Age:14.9
10Wednesday
 
98.2% illuminated
98.2% illuminated
Age:16
11Thursday
 
93.7% illuminated
93.7% illuminated
Age:17.1
12Friday
 
87% illuminated
87% illuminated
Age:18.2
13Saturday
 
78.6% illuminated
78.6% illuminated
Age:19.3
14Sunday
 
69.2% illuminated
69.2% illuminated
Age:20.3
Week 38
15Monday
 
59.2% illuminated
59.2% illuminated
Age:21.3
16Tuesday
 
49.2% illuminated
49.2% illuminated
Age:22.2
17Wednesday
 
39.5% illuminated
39.5% illuminated
Age:23.1
18Thursday
 
30.3% illuminated
30.3% illuminated
Age:24
19Friday
 
22% illuminated
22% illuminated
Age:24.9
20Saturday
 
14.7% illuminated
14.7% illuminated
Age:25.8
21Sunday
 
8.6% illuminated
8.6% illuminated
Age:26.7
Week 39
22Monday
 
4.1% illuminated
4.1% illuminated
Age:27.6
23Tuesday
 
1.1% illuminated
1.1% illuminated
Age:28.5
24Wednesday
 
0% illuminated
0% illuminated
Age:29.4
25Thursday
 
0.8% illuminated
0.8% illuminated
Age:0.8
26Friday
 
3.5% illuminated
3.5% illuminated
Age:1.8
27Saturday
 
8.2% illuminated
8.2% illuminated
Age:2.7
28Sunday
 
14.7% illuminated
14.7% illuminated
Age:3.7
Week 40
29Monday
 
22.8% illuminated
22.8% illuminated
Age:4.7
30Tuesday
 
32.4% illuminated
32.4% illuminated
Age:5.7
1Wednesday
 
2Thursday
 
3Friday
 
4Saturday
 
5Sunday
 
6Monday
 
7Tuesday
 
8Wednesday
 
9Thursday
 
10Friday
 
11Saturday
 
12Sunday
 
13Monday
 
14Tuesday
 
15Wednesday
 
16Thursday
 
17Friday
 
18Saturday
 
19Sunday
 
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