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Lunar Calendar Month May 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 May 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 moon2012-05-0523:35
3rd quarter2012-05-1217:47
new moon2012-05-2019:47
1st quarter2012-05-2816:16

Apogee and perigee of the Moon

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

PositionDatesTimeDistanceNotes
Perigee2012-05-0523:34356,953 kmMaximum perigee in 2012!
Apogee2012-05-1912:14406,450 kmMaximum apogee in 2012!

Eclipses in May 2012

The following is information about eclipses occuring worldwide during May 2012. The eclipses listed here may be totally visible, partly visible or not visible in any part of United States.

TypeDatesSarosNotes
solar eclipse2012-05-20128

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
Spica2012-05-04 13:26
Venus2012-05-22 16:52
Spica2012-05-31 23:24

Illumination of the Moon

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

May 2012
wMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Week 18
30 Monday
 
1Tuesday
 
68.4% illuminated
Age: 9.2
2Wednesday
 
78.3% illuminated
Age: 10.2
3Thursday
 
87.1% illuminated
Age: 11.3
4Friday
 
94% illuminated
Age: 12.4
5Saturday
 
98.5% illuminated
Age: 13.6
6Sunday
 
100% illuminated
Age: 14.8
Week 19
7Monday
 
98.4% illuminated
Age: 16
8Tuesday
 
93.9% illuminated
Age: 17.1
9Wednesday
 
86.9% illuminated
Age: 18.2
10Thursday
 
78.2% illuminated
Age: 19.3
11Friday
 
68.2% illuminated
Age: 20.4
12Saturday
 
57.8% illuminated
Age: 21.4
13Sunday
 
47.4% illuminated
Age: 22.4
Week 20
14Monday
 
37.3% illuminated
Age: 23.4
15Tuesday
 
28% illuminated
Age: 24.3
16Wednesday
 
19.8% illuminated
Age: 25.2
17Thursday
 
12.7% illuminated
Age: 26.1
18Friday
 
7.1% illuminated
Age: 27
19Saturday
 
3% illuminated
Age: 27.9
20Sunday
 
0.6% illuminated
Age: 28.8
Week 21
21Monday
 
0% illuminated
Age: 0.2
22Tuesday
 
1.3% illuminated
Age: 1.1
23Wednesday
 
4.3% illuminated
Age: 2
24Thursday
 
9.1% illuminated
Age: 2.9
25Friday
 
15.5% illuminated
Age: 3.8
26Saturday
 
23.5% illuminated
Age: 4.8
27Sunday
 
32.6% illuminated
Age: 5.7
Week 22
28Monday
 
42.8% illuminated
Age: 6.7
29Tuesday
 
53.5% illuminated
Age: 7.7
30Wednesday
 
64.4% illuminated
Age: 8.8
31Thursday
 
75% illuminated
Age: 9.8
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