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Lunar Calendar Month April 2017 (Sint Maarten)

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 Philipsburg, Sint Maarten during April 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 quarter2017-04-0314:39
full moon2017-04-1102:08
3rd quarter2017-04-1905:57
new moon2017-04-2608:16

Apogee and perigee of the Moon

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

PositionDatesTimeDistanceNotes
Apogee2017-04-1506:06405,477 km
Perigee2017-04-2712:19359,323 km

Meteor Activity

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

Name Peak Day
π-Puppids2017-04-23
Lyrids2017-04-22

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
Aldebaran2017-04-01 04:49
Beehive2017-04-05 08:45
Regulus2017-04-07 00:30
Jupiter2017-04-10 17:20
Saturn2017-04-16 14:39
Venus2017-04-23 13:59
Aldebaran2017-04-28 13:20

Illumination of the Moon

The following table depicts the illumination of the Moon, calculated at 00:00, throughtout the 30 days of April 2017.

April 2017
wMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Week 13
27 Monday
 
28 Tuesday
 
29 Wednesday
 
30 Thursday
 
31 Friday
 
1Saturday
 
21.6% illuminated
Age: 4.5
2Sunday
 
31.9% illuminated
Age: 5.6
Week 14
3Monday
 
43% illuminated
Age: 6.7
4Tuesday
 
54.2% illuminated
Age: 7.8
5Wednesday
 
65.1% illuminated
Age: 8.8
6Thursday
 
75% illuminated
Age: 9.8
7Friday
 
83.6% illuminated
Age: 10.8
8Saturday
 
90.6% illuminated
Age: 11.8
9Sunday
 
95.7% illuminated
Age: 12.8
Week 15
10Monday
 
98.9% illuminated
Age: 13.8
11Tuesday
 
100% illuminated
Age: 14.7
12Wednesday
 
99.2% illuminated
Age: 15.6
13Thursday
 
96.5% illuminated
Age: 16.5
14Friday
 
92.2% illuminated
Age: 17.4
15Saturday
 
86.3% illuminated
Age: 18.3
16Sunday
 
79.2% illuminated
Age: 19.2
Week 16
17Monday
 
71% illuminated
Age: 20.1
18Tuesday
 
62.1% illuminated
Age: 21
19Wednesday
 
52.5% illuminated
Age: 21.9
20Thursday
 
42.6% illuminated
Age: 22.8
21Friday
 
32.7% illuminated
Age: 23.8
22Saturday
 
23.3% illuminated
Age: 24.8
23Sunday
 
14.7% illuminated
Age: 25.8
Week 17
24Monday
 
7.6% illuminated
Age: 26.9
25Tuesday
 
2.6% illuminated
Age: 28
26Wednesday
 
0.2% illuminated
Age: 29.1
27Thursday
 
0.7% illuminated
Age: 0.8
28Friday
 
4.1% illuminated
Age: 1.9
29Saturday
 
10.3% illuminated
Age: 3.1
30Sunday
 
18.7% illuminated
Age: 4.2
1 Monday
 
2 Tuesday
 
3 Wednesday
 
4 Thursday
 
5 Friday
 
6 Saturday
 
7 Sunday
 
8 Monday
 
9 Tuesday
 
10 Wednesday
 
11 Thursday
 
12 Friday
 
13 Saturday
 
14 Sunday
 
Content last updated on 2018-10-21T17:33:00Z