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Lunar Calendar Month July 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 July 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 moon2012-07-0314:52
3rd quarter2012-07-1021:48
new moon2012-07-1900:24
1st quarter2012-07-2604:56

Apogee and perigee of the Moon

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

PositionDatesTimeDistanceNotes
Perigee2012-07-0114:02362,361 km
Apogee2012-07-1312:48404,782 km
Perigee2012-07-2904:31367,317 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
Jupiter2012-07-14 23:02
Venus2012-07-15 11:29
Mars2012-07-24 18:07
Spica2012-07-25 12:43

Illumination of the Moon

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

July 2012
wMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Week 26
25 Monday
 
26 Tuesday
 
27 Wednesday
 
28 Thursday
 
29 Friday
 
30 Saturday
 
1Sunday
 
90.4% illuminated
Age: 11.8
Week 27
2Monday
 
96.3% illuminated
Age: 12.9
3Tuesday
 
99.5% illuminated
Age: 14.1
4Wednesday
 
99.8% illuminated
Age: 15.2
5Thursday
 
97.3% illuminated
Age: 16.3
6Friday
 
92.5% illuminated
Age: 17.4
7Saturday
 
85.7% illuminated
Age: 18.4
8Sunday
 
77.5% illuminated
Age: 19.4
Week 28
9Monday
 
68.5% illuminated
Age: 20.4
10Tuesday
 
58.9% illuminated
Age: 21.3
11Wednesday
 
49.2% illuminated
Age: 22.2
12Thursday
 
39.8% illuminated
Age: 23.1
13Friday
 
30.7% illuminated
Age: 24
14Saturday
 
22.3% illuminated
Age: 24.9
15Sunday
 
14.9% illuminated
Age: 25.8
Week 29
16Monday
 
8.8% illuminated
Age: 26.7
17Tuesday
 
4% illuminated
Age: 27.6
18Wednesday
 
1.1% illuminated
Age: 28.6
19Thursday
 
0% illuminated
Age: 29.5
20Friday
 
1.1% illuminated
Age: 1
21Saturday
 
4.3% illuminated
Age: 2
22Sunday
 
9.7% illuminated
Age: 3
Week 30
23Monday
 
17% illuminated
Age: 4
24Tuesday
 
26.1% illuminated
Age: 5
25Wednesday
 
36.4% illuminated
Age: 6.1
26Thursday
 
47.6% illuminated
Age: 7.2
27Friday
 
59% illuminated
Age: 8.2
28Saturday
 
70.1% illuminated
Age: 9.3
29Sunday
 
80.1% illuminated
Age: 10.4
Week 31
30Monday
 
88.6% illuminated
Age: 11.5
31Tuesday
 
94.9% illuminated
Age: 12.6
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