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Lunar Calendar Month August 2016 (Zimbabwe)

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 Harare, Zimbabwe during August 2016.

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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 moon2016-08-0222:44
1st quarter2016-08-1020:21
full moon2016-08-1811:26
3rd quarter2016-08-2505:41

Apogee and perigee of the Moon

The following table shows the dates of perigee and apogee of the Moon during August 2016.

PositionDatesTimeDistanceNotes
Apogee2016-08-1002:06404,265 km
Perigee2016-08-2203:22367,046 km

Meteor Activity

Active meteor showers this month and their peak days. For more information, see the meteor shower calendar 2016.

NamePeak Day
Perseids2016-08-12
κ-Cygnids2016-08-17
Aurigids2016-08-31

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
Venus2016-08-04 08:19
Mercury2016-08-05 00:12
Jupiter2016-08-06 05:28
Saturn2016-08-12 14:10
Aldebaran2016-08-25 18:21

Illumination of the Moon

The following table depicts the illumination of the Moon, calculated at 00:00, throughtout the 31 days of August 2016.

The information of the moon (phases of the moon, cycles of the moon) presented here applies to all the territory of Zimbabwe.

August 2016
wMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Week 31
1Monday
 
4.6% illuminated
Age:27.5
2Tuesday
 
1.1% illuminated
Age:28.5
3Wednesday
 
0% illuminated
Age:0
4Thursday
 
1.3% illuminated
Age:1.1
5Friday
 
4.6% illuminated
Age:2
6Saturday
 
9.8% illuminated
Age:3
7Sunday
 
16.5% illuminated
Age:3.9
Week 32
8Monday
 
24.3% illuminated
Age:4.8
9Tuesday
 
32.9% illuminated
Age:5.7
10Wednesday
 
42.1% illuminated
Age:6.6
11Thursday
 
51.6% illuminated
Age:7.5
12Friday
 
61% illuminated
Age:8.4
13Saturday
 
70.2% illuminated
Age:9.3
14Sunday
 
78.7% illuminated
Age:10.3
Week 33
15Monday
 
86.4% illuminated
Age:11.2
16Tuesday
 
92.7% illuminated
Age:12.2
17Wednesday
 
97.3% illuminated
Age:13.2
18Thursday
 
99.7% illuminated
Age:14.2
19Friday
 
99.7% illuminated
Age:15.3
20Saturday
 
97% illuminated
Age:16.4
21Sunday
 
91.7% illuminated
Age:17.5
Week 34
22Monday
 
84.2% illuminated
Age:18.6
23Tuesday
 
74.7% illuminated
Age:19.7
24Wednesday
 
64.1% illuminated
Age:20.8
25Thursday
 
52.7% illuminated
Age:21.9
26Friday
 
41.4% illuminated
Age:23
27Saturday
 
30.6% illuminated
Age:24
28Sunday
 
21% illuminated
Age:25.1
Week 35
29Monday
 
12.8% illuminated
Age:26.1
30Tuesday
 
6.5% illuminated
Age:27.1
31Wednesday
 
2.3% illuminated
Age:28.1
1Thursday
 
2Friday
 
3Saturday
 
4Sunday
 
5Monday
 
6Tuesday
 
7Wednesday
 
8Thursday
 
9Friday
 
10Saturday
 
11Sunday
 
12Monday
 
13Tuesday
 
14Wednesday
 
15Thursday
 
16Friday
 
17Saturday
 
18Sunday
 
Content last updated on 2018-10-21T17:33:00Z