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Lunar Calendar Month March 2011 (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 March 2011.

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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
new moon2011-03-0415:46
1st quarter2011-03-1218:45
full moon2011-03-1914:10
3rd quarter2011-03-2608:07

Apogee and perigee of the Moon

The following table shows the dates of perigee and apogee of the Moon during March 2011.

PositionDatesTimeDistanceNotes
Apogee2011-03-0602:51406,582 km
Perigee2011-03-1915:10356,577 kmMaximum perigee in 2011!

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
Pleiades2011-03-10 23:35
Spica2011-03-21 07:00
Venus2011-03-31 09:25

Illumination of the Moon

The following table depicts the illumination of the Moon, calculated at 00:00, throughtout the 31 days of March 2011.

March 2011
wMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Week 9
28 Monday
 
1Tuesday
 
11.9% illuminated
Age: 26.2
2Wednesday
 
6.3% illuminated
Age: 27.1
3Thursday
 
2.5% illuminated
Age: 28
4Friday
 
0.4% illuminated
Age: 28.9
5Saturday
 
0.1% illuminated
Age: 0.3
6Sunday
 
1.6% illuminated
Age: 1.2
Week 10
7Monday
 
4.9% illuminated
Age: 2.1
8Tuesday
 
9.7% illuminated
Age: 3
9Wednesday
 
16.1% illuminated
Age: 3.9
10Thursday
 
23.8% illuminated
Age: 4.8
11Friday
 
32.5% illuminated
Age: 5.7
12Saturday
 
42.2% illuminated
Age: 6.6
13Sunday
 
52.4% illuminated
Age: 7.6
Week 11
14Monday
 
62.4% illuminated
Age: 8.6
15Tuesday
 
72.6% illuminated
Age: 9.6
16Wednesday
 
82.1% illuminated
Age: 10.7
17Thursday
 
90.2% illuminated
Age: 11.8
18Friday
 
96.1% illuminated
Age: 12.9
19Saturday
 
99.5% illuminated
Age: 14.1
20Sunday
 
99.7% illuminated
Age: 15.2
Week 12
21Monday
 
97% illuminated
Age: 16.4
22Tuesday
 
91.4% illuminated
Age: 17.6
23Wednesday
 
83.7% illuminated
Age: 18.7
24Thursday
 
74.4% illuminated
Age: 19.8
25Friday
 
64.2% illuminated
Age: 20.8
26Saturday
 
53.7% illuminated
Age: 21.8
27Sunday
 
43.4% illuminated
Age: 22.8
Week 13
28Monday
 
33.6% illuminated
Age: 23.7
29Tuesday
 
24.7% illuminated
Age: 24.6
30Wednesday
 
16.9% illuminated
Age: 25.6
31Thursday
 
10.3% illuminated
Age: 26.5
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