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Lunar Calendar Month October 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 October 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
3rd quarter2012-10-0803:33
new moon2012-10-1508:02
1st quarter2012-10-2123:32
full moon2012-10-2915:49

Apogee and perigee of the Moon

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

PositionDatesTimeDistanceNotes
Apogee2012-10-0420:44405,161 km
Perigee2012-10-1621:03360,672 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
Jupiter2012-10-05 16:50
Venus2012-10-12 15:10
Mercury2012-10-16 21:43
Mars2012-10-18 09:06

Illumination of the Moon

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

October 2012
wMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Week 40
1Monday
 
99% illuminated
Age: 15.7
2Tuesday
 
96.1% illuminated
Age: 16.6
3Wednesday
 
91.5% illuminated
Age: 17.6
4Thursday
 
85.4% illuminated
Age: 18.4
5Friday
 
78.1% illuminated
Age: 19.3
6Saturday
 
69.9% illuminated
Age: 20.2
7Sunday
 
60.8% illuminated
Age: 21.1
Week 41
8Monday
 
51.3% illuminated
Age: 22
9Tuesday
 
41.6% illuminated
Age: 22.9
10Wednesday
 
31.9% illuminated
Age: 23.9
11Thursday
 
22.7% illuminated
Age: 24.9
12Friday
 
14.3% illuminated
Age: 25.9
13Saturday
 
7.5% illuminated
Age: 26.9
14Sunday
 
2.6% illuminated
Age: 28
Week 42
15Monday
 
0.2% illuminated
Age: 29.1
16Tuesday
 
0.6% illuminated
Age: 0.7
17Wednesday
 
4% illuminated
Age: 1.9
18Thursday
 
10.1% illuminated
Age: 3
19Friday
 
18.4% illuminated
Age: 4.2
20Saturday
 
28.3% illuminated
Age: 5.3
21Sunday
 
39.1% illuminated
Age: 6.4
Week 43
22Monday
 
50.2% illuminated
Age: 7.4
23Tuesday
 
61% illuminated
Age: 8.4
24Wednesday
 
71.1% illuminated
Age: 9.4
25Thursday
 
80% illuminated
Age: 10.4
26Friday
 
87.5% illuminated
Age: 11.4
27Saturday
 
93.3% illuminated
Age: 12.3
28Sunday
 
97.4% illuminated
Age: 13.2
Week 44
29Monday
 
99.6% illuminated
Age: 14.2
30Tuesday
 
99.9% illuminated
Age: 15.1
31Wednesday
 
98.4% illuminated
Age: 16
1 Thursday
 
2 Friday
 
3 Saturday
 
4 Sunday
 
5 Monday
 
6 Tuesday
 
7 Wednesday
 
8 Thursday
 
9 Friday
 
10 Saturday
 
11 Sunday
 
12 Monday
 
13 Tuesday
 
14 Wednesday
 
15 Thursday
 
16 Friday
 
17 Saturday
 
18 Sunday
 
Content last updated on 2018-10-21T17:33:00Z