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Lunar Calendar Month March 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 March 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 quarter2012-02-2920:21
full moon2012-03-0804:39
3rd quarter2012-03-1421:25
new moon2012-03-2210:37
1st quarter2012-03-3015:41

Apogee and perigee of the Moon

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

PositionDatesTimeDistanceNotes
Perigee2012-03-1005:03362,399 km
Apogee2012-03-2602:05405,779 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
Spica2012-03-10 15:20
Jupiter2012-03-25 19:57
Venus2012-03-26 14:21
Pleiades2012-03-27 04:56

Illumination of the Moon

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

March 2012
wMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Week 9
27 Monday
 
28 Tuesday
 
29 Wednesday
 
1Thursday
 
51.5% illuminated
Age: 7.5
2Friday
 
61.1% illuminated
Age: 8.4
3Saturday
 
70.5% illuminated
Age: 9.4
4Sunday
 
79.4% illuminated
Age: 10.3
Week 10
5Monday
 
87.3% illuminated
Age: 11.3
6Tuesday
 
93.6% illuminated
Age: 12.4
7Wednesday
 
98% illuminated
Age: 13.4
8Thursday
 
99.9% illuminated
Age: 14.5
9Friday
 
99.1% illuminated
Age: 15.7
10Saturday
 
95.4% illuminated
Age: 16.8
11Sunday
 
89.1% illuminated
Age: 17.9
Week 11
12Monday
 
81% illuminated
Age: 19
13Tuesday
 
71% illuminated
Age: 20.1
14Wednesday
 
60.1% illuminated
Age: 21.2
15Thursday
 
48.9% illuminated
Age: 22.3
16Friday
 
38% illuminated
Age: 23.3
17Saturday
 
27.8% illuminated
Age: 24.3
18Sunday
 
18.9% illuminated
Age: 25.3
Week 12
19Monday
 
11.5% illuminated
Age: 26.3
20Tuesday
 
5.8% illuminated
Age: 27.2
21Wednesday
 
2% illuminated
Age: 28.2
22Thursday
 
0.2% illuminated
Age: 29.1
23Friday
 
0.3% illuminated
Age: 0.5
24Saturday
 
2.2% illuminated
Age: 1.4
25Sunday
 
5.9% illuminated
Age: 2.3
Week 13
26Monday
 
11.2% illuminated
Age: 3.2
27Tuesday
 
17.8% illuminated
Age: 4.1
28Wednesday
 
25.6% illuminated
Age: 5
29Thursday
 
34.3% illuminated
Age: 5.9
30Friday
 
43.7% illuminated
Age: 6.8
31Saturday
 
53.6% illuminated
Age: 7.7
1 Sunday
 
2 Monday
 
3 Tuesday
 
4 Wednesday
 
5 Thursday
 
6 Friday
 
7 Saturday
 
8 Sunday
 
9 Monday
 
10 Tuesday
 
11 Wednesday
 
12 Thursday
 
13 Friday
 
14 Saturday
 
15 Sunday
 
Content last updated on 2018-10-21T17:33:00Z