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Lunar Calendar Month February 2013 (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 2013.

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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 quarter2013-02-0308:56
new moon2013-02-1002:20
1st quarter2013-02-1715:31
full moon2013-02-2515:26

Apogee and perigee of the Moon

The following table shows the dates of perigee and apogee of the Moon during February 2013.

PositionDatesTimeDistanceNotes
Perigee2013-02-0707:10365,313 km
Apogee2013-02-1901:31404,473 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
Spica2013-02-01 20:25
Saturn2013-02-03 04:55
Jupiter2013-02-18 06:31

Illumination of the Moon

The following table depicts the illumination of the Moon, calculated at 00:00, throughtout the 28 days of February 2013.

February 2013
wMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Week 5
28 Monday
 
29 Tuesday
 
30 Wednesday
 
31 Thursday
 
1Friday
 
75.1% illuminated
Age: 19.7
2Saturday
 
65.1% illuminated
Age: 20.7
3Sunday
 
54.2% illuminated
Age: 21.8
Week 6
4Monday
 
42.9% illuminated
Age: 22.8
5Tuesday
 
31.8% illuminated
Age: 23.9
6Wednesday
 
21.5% illuminated
Age: 25
7Thursday
 
12.7% illuminated
Age: 26.1
8Friday
 
5.9% illuminated
Age: 27.2
9Saturday
 
1.6% illuminated
Age: 28.3
10Sunday
 
0% illuminated
Age: 29.4
Week 7
11Monday
 
1.1% illuminated
Age: 1
12Tuesday
 
4.6% illuminated
Age: 2
13Wednesday
 
10.1% illuminated
Age: 3
14Thursday
 
17.2% illuminated
Age: 4
15Friday
 
25.4% illuminated
Age: 5
16Saturday
 
34.4% illuminated
Age: 5.9
17Sunday
 
43.8% illuminated
Age: 6.8
Week 8
18Monday
 
53.3% illuminated
Age: 7.7
19Tuesday
 
62.6% illuminated
Age: 8.6
20Wednesday
 
71.4% illuminated
Age: 9.5
21Thursday
 
79.6% illuminated
Age: 10.4
22Friday
 
86.8% illuminated
Age: 11.3
23Saturday
 
92.7% illuminated
Age: 12.2
24Sunday
 
97% illuminated
Age: 13.1
Week 9
25Monday
 
99.5% illuminated
Age: 14.1
26Tuesday
 
99.9% illuminated
Age: 15.1
27Wednesday
 
97.9% illuminated
Age: 16.1
28Thursday
 
93.7% illuminated
Age: 17.2
1 Friday
 
2 Saturday
 
3 Sunday
 
4 Monday
 
5 Tuesday
 
6 Wednesday
 
7 Thursday
 
8 Friday
 
9 Saturday
 
10 Sunday
 
11 Monday
 
12 Tuesday
 
13 Wednesday
 
14 Thursday
 
15 Friday
 
16 Saturday
 
17 Sunday
 
Content last updated on 2018-10-21T17:33:00Z