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Lunar Calendar Month February 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 February 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 moon2012-02-0716:54
3rd quarter2012-02-1412:04
new moon2012-02-2117:35

Apogee and perigee of the Moon

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

PositionDatesTimeDistanceNotes
Perigee2012-02-1113:33367,919 km
Apogee2012-02-2709:03404,862 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
Pleiades2012-02-01 12:42
Spica2012-02-12 07:47
Venus2012-02-25 16:44
Jupiter2012-02-27 01:16
Pleiades2012-02-28 20:46

Illumination of the Moon

The following table depicts the illumination of the Moon, calculated at 00:00, throughtout the 29 days of February 2012.

February 2012
wMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Week 5
30 Monday
 
31 Tuesday
 
1Wednesday
 
59.7% illuminated
Age: 8.3
2Thursday
 
68.8% illuminated
Age: 9.2
3Friday
 
77.4% illuminated
Age: 10.1
4Saturday
 
85.1% illuminated
Age: 11
5Sunday
 
91.6% illuminated
Age: 12
Week 6
6Monday
 
96.5% illuminated
Age: 13
7Tuesday
 
99.4% illuminated
Age: 14
8Wednesday
 
99.9% illuminated
Age: 15.1
9Thursday
 
97.9% illuminated
Age: 16.1
10Friday
 
93.3% illuminated
Age: 17.2
11Saturday
 
86.3% illuminated
Age: 18.3
12Sunday
 
77.4% illuminated
Age: 19.4
Week 7
13Monday
 
67% illuminated
Age: 20.5
14Tuesday
 
55.9% illuminated
Age: 21.6
15Wednesday
 
44.5% illuminated
Age: 22.7
16Thursday
 
33.5% illuminated
Age: 23.7
17Friday
 
23.5% illuminated
Age: 24.8
18Saturday
 
14.9% illuminated
Age: 25.8
19Sunday
 
8% illuminated
Age: 26.8
Week 8
20Monday
 
3.2% illuminated
Age: 27.8
21Tuesday
 
0.6% illuminated
Age: 28.8
22Wednesday
 
0.1% illuminated
Age: 0.3
23Thursday
 
1.7% illuminated
Age: 1.2
24Friday
 
5.1% illuminated
Age: 2.1
25Saturday
 
10.2% illuminated
Age: 3.1
26Sunday
 
16.7% illuminated
Age: 4
Week 9
27Monday
 
24.4% illuminated
Age: 4.9
28Tuesday
 
32.9% illuminated
Age: 5.7
29Wednesday
 
42% illuminated
Age: 6.6
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