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Lunar Calendar Month August 2012 (United States)

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 Washington, District of Columbia, United States during August 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
full moon2012-08-0123:27
3rd quarter2012-08-0914:55
new moon2012-08-1711:54
1st quarter2012-08-2409:54
full moon2012-08-3109:58

Apogee and perigee of the Moon

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

PositionDatesTimeDistanceNotes
Apogee2012-08-1006:53404,124 km
Perigee2012-08-2315:40369,730 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
Jupiter2012-08-11 16:25
Venus2012-08-13 15:42
Spica2012-08-21 18:04
Mars2012-08-22 03:50

Illumination of the Moon

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

August 2012
wMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Week 31
30 Monday
 
31 Tuesday
 
1Wednesday
 
98.8% illuminated
Age: 13.7
2Thursday
 
100% illuminated
Age: 14.8
3Friday
 
98.7% illuminated
Age: 15.9
4Saturday
 
95% illuminated
Age: 16.9
5Sunday
 
89.5% illuminated
Age: 17.9
Week 32
6Monday
 
82.4% illuminated
Age: 18.8
7Tuesday
 
74.2% illuminated
Age: 19.8
8Wednesday
 
65.3% illuminated
Age: 20.7
9Thursday
 
55.9% illuminated
Age: 21.6
10Friday
 
46.5% illuminated
Age: 22.5
11Saturday
 
37.1% illuminated
Age: 23.4
12Sunday
 
28.2% illuminated
Age: 24.3
Week 33
13Monday
 
20% illuminated
Age: 25.2
14Tuesday
 
12.7% illuminated
Age: 26.1
15Wednesday
 
6.8% illuminated
Age: 27.1
16Thursday
 
2.5% illuminated
Age: 28
17Friday
 
0.3% illuminated
Age: 29
18Saturday
 
0.3% illuminated
Age: 0.5
19Sunday
 
2.7% illuminated
Age: 1.6
Week 34
20Monday
 
7.6% illuminated
Age: 2.6
21Tuesday
 
14.7% illuminated
Age: 3.7
22Wednesday
 
23.7% illuminated
Age: 4.8
23Thursday
 
34.1% illuminated
Age: 5.9
24Friday
 
45.3% illuminated
Age: 6.9
25Saturday
 
56.7% illuminated
Age: 8
26Sunday
 
67.8% illuminated
Age: 9.1
Week 35
27Monday
 
77.9% illuminated
Age: 10.2
28Tuesday
 
86.5% illuminated
Age: 11.2
29Wednesday
 
93.2% illuminated
Age: 12.3
30Thursday
 
97.7% illuminated
Age: 13.3
31Friday
 
99.8% illuminated
Age: 14.3
1 Saturday
 
2 Sunday
 
3 Monday
 
4 Tuesday
 
5 Wednesday
 
6 Thursday
 
7 Friday
 
8 Saturday
 
9 Sunday
 
10 Monday
 
11 Tuesday
 
12 Wednesday
 
13 Thursday
 
14 Friday
 
15 Saturday
 
16 Sunday
 
Content last updated on 2018-10-21T17:33:00Z