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Lunar Calendar Month December 2012 (Spain)

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 Madrid, Spain during December 2012.

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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
3rd quarter2012-12-0616:31
new moon2012-12-1309:42
1st quarter2012-12-2006:19
full moon2012-12-2811:21

Apogee and perigee of the Moon

The following table shows the dates of perigee and apogee of the Moon during December 2012.

PositionDatesTimeDistanceNotes
Perigee2012-12-1300:15357,073 km
Apogee2012-12-2522:21406,099 km

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
Spica2012-12-09 13:04
Saturn2012-12-10 13:46
Venus2012-12-11 14:48
Jupiter2012-12-26 01:02

Illumination of the Moon

The following table depicts the illumination of the Moon, calculated at 00:00, throughtout the 31 days of December 2012.

December 2012
wMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Week 48
26 Monday
 
27 Tuesday
 
28 Wednesday
 
29 Thursday
 
30 Friday
 
1Saturday
 
95.1% illuminated
Age: 16.9
2Sunday
 
90.2% illuminated
Age: 17.8
Week 49
3Monday
 
83.8% illuminated
Age: 18.7
4Tuesday
 
76% illuminated
Age: 19.6
5Wednesday
 
67% illuminated
Age: 20.5
6Thursday
 
57.2% illuminated
Age: 21.5
7Friday
 
46.7% illuminated
Age: 22.5
8Saturday
 
36.1% illuminated
Age: 23.5
9Sunday
 
25.7% illuminated
Age: 24.5
Week 50
10Monday
 
16.3% illuminated
Age: 25.6
11Tuesday
 
8.5% illuminated
Age: 26.7
12Wednesday
 
3% illuminated
Age: 27.9
13Thursday
 
0.2% illuminated
Age: 29.1
14Friday
 
0.6% illuminated
Age: 0.7
15Saturday
 
3.9% illuminated
Age: 1.9
16Sunday
 
9.7% illuminated
Age: 3
Week 51
17Monday
 
17.6% illuminated
Age: 4.1
18Tuesday
 
26.9% illuminated
Age: 5.1
19Wednesday
 
36.9% illuminated
Age: 6.1
20Thursday
 
47.1% illuminated
Age: 7.1
21Friday
 
57.2% illuminated
Age: 8.1
22Saturday
 
66.7% illuminated
Age: 9
23Sunday
 
75.4% illuminated
Age: 9.9
Week 52
24Monday
 
83.1% illuminated
Age: 10.8
25Tuesday
 
89.6% illuminated
Age: 11.7
26Wednesday
 
94.6% illuminated
Age: 12.6
27Thursday
 
98.1% illuminated
Age: 13.4
28Friday
 
99.8% illuminated
Age: 14.3
29Saturday
 
99.7% illuminated
Age: 15.2
30Sunday
 
97.8% illuminated
Age: 16.2
Week 1
31Monday
 
94.1% illuminated
Age: 17.1
1 Tuesday
 
2 Wednesday
 
3 Thursday
 
4 Friday
 
5 Saturday
 
6 Sunday
 
7 Monday
 
8 Tuesday
 
9 Wednesday
 
10 Thursday
 
11 Friday
 
12 Saturday
 
13 Sunday
 
Content last updated on 2018-10-21T17:33:00Z