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Lunar Calendar Month January 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 January 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
1st quarter2012-01-0101:15
full moon2012-01-0902:30
3rd quarter2012-01-1604:08
new moon2012-01-2302:39
1st quarter2012-01-3023:10

Apogee and perigee of the Moon

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

PositionDatesTimeDistanceNotes
Apogee2012-01-0215:20404,579 km
Perigee2012-01-1716:29369,882 km
Apogee2012-01-3012:43404,324 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
Pleiades2012-01-05 04:17
Spica2012-01-16 02:21

Illumination of the Moon

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

January 2012
wMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Week 52
26 Monday
 
27 Tuesday
 
28 Wednesday
 
29 Thursday
 
30 Friday
 
31 Saturday
 
1Sunday
 
49.4% illuminated
Age: 7.3
Week 1
2Monday
 
58.8% illuminated
Age: 8.2
3Tuesday
 
67.9% illuminated
Age: 9.1
4Wednesday
 
76.3% illuminated
Age: 10
5Thursday
 
83.9% illuminated
Age: 10.9
6Friday
 
90.4% illuminated
Age: 11.8
7Saturday
 
95.4% illuminated
Age: 12.7
8Sunday
 
98.7% illuminated
Age: 13.7
Week 2
9Monday
 
100% illuminated
Age: 14.7
10Tuesday
 
99.1% illuminated
Age: 15.7
11Wednesday
 
95.9% illuminated
Age: 16.7
12Thursday
 
90.5% illuminated
Age: 17.7
13Friday
 
83% illuminated
Age: 18.8
14Saturday
 
73.8% illuminated
Age: 19.8
15Sunday
 
63.3% illuminated
Age: 20.9
Week 3
16Monday
 
52.1% illuminated
Age: 21.9
17Tuesday
 
40.7% illuminated
Age: 23
18Wednesday
 
29.8% illuminated
Age: 24.1
19Thursday
 
19.9% illuminated
Age: 25.2
20Friday
 
11.6% illuminated
Age: 26.3
21Saturday
 
5.4% illuminated
Age: 27.3
22Sunday
 
1.5% illuminated
Age: 28.4
Week 4
23Monday
 
0% illuminated
Age: 29.4
24Tuesday
 
1% illuminated
Age: 0.9
25Wednesday
 
4.1% illuminated
Age: 1.9
26Thursday
 
9.1% illuminated
Age: 2.9
27Friday
 
15.6% illuminated
Age: 3.8
28Saturday
 
23.3% illuminated
Age: 4.7
29Sunday
 
31.8% illuminated
Age: 5.6
Week 5
30Monday
 
40.9% illuminated
Age: 6.5
31Tuesday
 
50.3% illuminated
Age: 7.4
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