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Lunar Calendar Month May 2016 (Brazil)

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 Brasilia, Brazil during May 2016.

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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 moon2016-05-0616:29
1st quarter2016-05-1314:02
full moon2016-05-2118:14
3rd quarter2016-05-2909:12

Apogee and perigee of the Moon

The following table shows the dates of perigee and apogee of the Moon during May 2016.

PositionDatesTimeDistanceNotes
Perigee2016-05-0601:15357,827 km
Apogee2016-05-1819:07405,933 km

Meteor Activity

Active meteor showers this month and their peak days. For more information, see the meteor shower calendar 2016.

NamePeak Day
η-Aquariids2016-05-05
η-Lyrids2016-05-08

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
Aldebaran2016-05-08 05:21
Regulus2016-05-14 04:06
Jupiter2016-05-15 06:30
Saturn2016-05-22 18:59

Illumination of the Moon

The following table depicts the illumination of the Moon, calculated at 00:00, throughtout the 31 days of May 2016.

Brazil is partly in the southern hemisphere. The information of the moon presented here applies to the southern hemisphere. Moon phases are different for each hemisphere.

May 2016
wMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Week 17
25Monday
 
26Tuesday
 
27Wednesday
 
28Thursday
 
29Friday
 
30Saturday
 
1Sunday
 
39.5% illuminated
Age:23.1
Week 18
2Monday
 
28.9% illuminated
Age:24.2
3Tuesday
 
19% illuminated
Age:25.3
4Wednesday
 
10.6% illuminated
Age:26.4
5Thursday
 
4.3% illuminated
Age:27.6
6Friday
 
0.7% illuminated
Age:28.7
7Saturday
 
0.2% illuminated
Age:0.4
8Sunday
 
2.6% illuminated
Age:1.5
Week 19
9Monday
 
7.8% illuminated
Age:2.7
10Tuesday
 
15.2% illuminated
Age:3.8
11Wednesday
 
24% illuminated
Age:4.8
12Thursday
 
33.8% illuminated
Age:5.8
13Friday
 
44% illuminated
Age:6.8
14Saturday
 
54% illuminated
Age:7.8
15Sunday
 
63.7% illuminated
Age:8.7
Week 20
16Monday
 
72.7% illuminated
Age:9.6
17Tuesday
 
80.8% illuminated
Age:10.5
18Wednesday
 
87.6% illuminated
Age:11.4
19Thursday
 
93.2% illuminated
Age:12.3
20Friday
 
97.2% illuminated
Age:13.2
21Saturday
 
99.5% illuminated
Age:14.1
22Sunday
 
99.9% illuminated
Age:15
Week 21
23Monday
 
98.5% illuminated
Age:15.9
24Tuesday
 
95.2% illuminated
Age:16.8
25Wednesday
 
90% illuminated
Age:17.8
26Thursday
 
83.1% illuminated
Age:18.7
27Friday
 
74.7% illuminated
Age:19.7
28Saturday
 
64.9% illuminated
Age:20.7
29Sunday
 
54.3% illuminated
Age:21.7
Week 22
30Monday
 
43.1% illuminated
Age:22.8
31Tuesday
 
32.1% illuminated
Age:23.9
1Wednesday
 
2Thursday
 
3Friday
 
4Saturday
 
5Sunday
 
6Monday
 
7Tuesday
 
8Wednesday
 
9Thursday
 
10Friday
 
11Saturday
 
12Sunday
 
Content last updated on 2018-10-21T17:33:00Z