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Lunar Calendar Month October 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 October 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
full moon2017-10-0514:40
3rd quarter2017-10-1208:25
new moon2017-10-1915:12
1st quarter2017-10-2718:22

Apogee and perigee of the Moon

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

PositionDatesTimeDistanceNotes
Perigee2017-10-0901:52366,857 km
Apogee2017-10-2422:26405,150 km

Meteor Activity

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

Name Peak Day
S. Taurids2017-10-10
Orionids2017-10-21
Draconids2017-10-08
δ-Aurigids2017-10-11
ε-Geminids2017-10-18
Leonis Minorids2017-10-24

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
Aldebaran2017-10-09 14:05
Beehive2017-10-13 16:29
Regulus2017-10-15 06:54
Mars2017-10-17 06:04
Venus2017-10-17 20:21
Saturn2017-10-24 07:54

Illumination of the Moon

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

October 2017
wMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Week 39
25 Monday
 
26 Tuesday
 
27 Wednesday
 
28 Thursday
 
29 Friday
 
30 Saturday
 
1Sunday
 
77.7% illuminated
Age: 10.1
Week 40
2Monday
 
85.5% illuminated
Age: 11.1
3Tuesday
 
92% illuminated
Age: 12.1
4Wednesday
 
96.8% illuminated
Age: 13.1
5Thursday
 
99.5% illuminated
Age: 14.1
6Friday
 
99.8% illuminated
Age: 15.2
7Saturday
 
97.5% illuminated
Age: 16.3
8Sunday
 
92.5% illuminated
Age: 17.4
Week 41
9Monday
 
85.2% illuminated
Age: 18.5
10Tuesday
 
76% illuminated
Age: 19.6
11Wednesday
 
65.5% illuminated
Age: 20.7
12Thursday
 
54.2% illuminated
Age: 21.8
13Friday
 
42.9% illuminated
Age: 22.8
14Saturday
 
32% illuminated
Age: 23.9
15Sunday
 
22.2% illuminated
Age: 24.9
Week 42
16Monday
 
13.9% illuminated
Age: 25.9
17Tuesday
 
7.3% illuminated
Age: 27
18Wednesday
 
2.8% illuminated
Age: 28
19Thursday
 
0.4% illuminated
Age: 28.9
20Friday
 
0.1% illuminated
Age: 0.4
21Saturday
 
1.9% illuminated
Age: 1.3
22Sunday
 
5.5% illuminated
Age: 2.2
Week 43
23Monday
 
10.7% illuminated
Age: 3.1
24Tuesday
 
17.3% illuminated
Age: 4
25Wednesday
 
25% illuminated
Age: 4.9
26Thursday
 
33.6% illuminated
Age: 5.8
27Friday
 
42.8% illuminated
Age: 6.7
28Saturday
 
52.4% illuminated
Age: 7.6
29Sunday
 
62% illuminated
Age: 8.5
Week 44
30Monday
 
71.5% illuminated
Age: 9.5
31Tuesday
 
80.3% illuminated
Age: 10.4
1 Wednesday
 
2 Thursday
 
3 Friday
 
4 Saturday
 
5 Sunday
 
6 Monday
 
7 Tuesday
 
8 Wednesday
 
9 Thursday
 
10 Friday
 
11 Saturday
 
12 Sunday
 
Content last updated on 2018-10-21T17:33:00Z