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Lunar Calendar Month May 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 May 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 quarter2017-05-0222:47
full moon2017-05-1017:42
3rd quarter2017-05-1820:33
new moon2017-05-2515:44

Apogee and perigee of the Moon

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

PositionDatesTimeDistanceNotes
Apogee2017-05-1215:52406,210 km
Perigee2017-05-2521:24357,209 kmMaximum perigee in 2017!

Meteor Activity

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

Name Peak Day
η-Aquariids2017-05-05
η-Lyrids2017-05-08

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
Beehive2017-05-02 14:23
Regulus2017-05-04 05:49
Jupiter2017-05-07 17:24
Saturn2017-05-13 19:07
Venus2017-05-22 08:32
Mercury2017-05-23 21:20
Beehive2017-05-29 21:50
Regulus2017-05-31 12:08

Illumination of the Moon

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

May 2017
wMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Week 18
1Monday
 
28.7% illuminated
Age: 5.3
2Tuesday
 
39.5% illuminated
Age: 6.4
3Wednesday
 
50.5% illuminated
Age: 7.4
4Thursday
 
61.2% illuminated
Age: 8.4
5Friday
 
71.1% illuminated
Age: 9.4
6Saturday
 
79.9% illuminated
Age: 10.4
7Sunday
 
87.3% illuminated
Age: 11.3
Week 19
8Monday
 
93.1% illuminated
Age: 12.3
9Tuesday
 
97.2% illuminated
Age: 13.2
10Wednesday
 
99.5% illuminated
Age: 14.1
11Thursday
 
99.9% illuminated
Age: 15
12Friday
 
98.5% illuminated
Age: 15.9
13Saturday
 
95.4% illuminated
Age: 16.8
14Sunday
 
90.6% illuminated
Age: 17.7
Week 20
15Monday
 
84.4% illuminated
Age: 18.6
16Tuesday
 
76.8% illuminated
Age: 19.5
17Wednesday
 
68.2% illuminated
Age: 20.4
18Thursday
 
58.6% illuminated
Age: 21.3
19Friday
 
48.5% illuminated
Age: 22.3
20Saturday
 
38.1% illuminated
Age: 23.3
21Sunday
 
27.9% illuminated
Age: 24.3
Week 21
22Monday
 
18.4% illuminated
Age: 25.4
23Tuesday
 
10.3% illuminated
Age: 26.5
24Wednesday
 
4.2% illuminated
Age: 27.6
25Thursday
 
0.7% illuminated
Age: 28.8
26Friday
 
0.2% illuminated
Age: 0.4
27Saturday
 
2.8% illuminated
Age: 1.6
28Sunday
 
8.2% illuminated
Age: 2.7
Week 22
29Monday
 
15.9% illuminated
Age: 3.9
30Tuesday
 
25.3% illuminated
Age: 5
31Wednesday
 
35.6% illuminated
Age: 6
1 Thursday
 
2 Friday
 
3 Saturday
 
4 Sunday
 
5 Monday
 
6 Tuesday
 
7 Wednesday
 
8 Thursday
 
9 Friday
 
10 Saturday
 
11 Sunday
 
12 Monday
 
13 Tuesday
 
14 Wednesday
 
15 Thursday
 
16 Friday
 
17 Saturday
 
18 Sunday
 
Content last updated on 2018-10-21T17:33:00Z