2013 Phases of the Moon

NOTE: All times are Universal time (UTC); to convert to local time add or subtract the difference between your time zone and UTC, remembering to include any additional offset due to summer time for dates when it is in effect.

2013 Phases of the moon
New Moon First Quarter Full Moon Last Quarter
Day Time Solar
Eclipse
Day Time Day Time Lunar
Eclipse
Day Time
                05 January 03:58
11 January 19:44   18 January 23:45 27 January 04:38   03 February 13:56
10 February 07:20   17 February 20:31 25 February 20:26   04 March 21:53
11 March 19:51   19 March 17:27 27 March 09:27   03 April 04:37
10 April 09:35   18 April 12:31 25 April 19:57 Partial
(Umbral)
02 May 11:14
10 May 00:28 Annular 18 May 04:34 25 May 04:25 Penumbral 31 May 18:58
08 June 15:56   16 June 17:24 23 June 11:32   30 June 04:53
08 July 07:14   16 July 17:24 22 July 18:15   29 July 17:43
06 August 21:51   14 August 10:56 21 August 01:45   28 August 09:35
05 September 11:36   12 September 17:08 19 September 11:13   27 September 03:55
05 October 00:34   11 October 23:02 18 October 23:38 Penumbral 26 October 23:40
03 November 12:50 Hybrid
Solar
10 November 05:57 17 November 15:16   25 November 19:28
03 December 00:22   09 December 15:12 17 December 09:28   25 December 13:48
Perigee and Apogee dates and times
Perigee Apogee
Day Time Distance in
kilometresa
Closest
or most
distantb
Intervalc Day Time Distance in
kilometresa
Closest
or most
distantb
Intervalc
  1. For each perigee and apogee the distance in kilometres between the centres of the Earth and Moon is given. Perigee and apogee distances are usually accurate to within a few kilometres compared to values calculated with the definitive ELP 2000-82 theory of the lunar orbit; the maximum error over the years 1977 through 2022 is 12km in perigee distance and 6km at apogee.
  2. The closest perigee and most distant apogee of the year are marked with "++" if closer in time to full Moon or "--" if closer to new Moon. Other close-to-maximum apogees and perigees are flagged with a single character, again indicating the nearer phase. Following the flags is the interval between the moment of perigee or apogee and the closest new or full phase; extrema cluster on the shorter intervals, with a smaller bias toward months surrounding the Earth's perihelion in early January.
  3. "F" indicates the perigee or apogee is closer to full Moon, and "N" that new Moon is closer. The sign indicates whether the perigee or apogee is before ("-") or after ("+") the indicated phase, followed by the interval in days and hours. Scan for plus signs to find "photo opportunities" where the Moon is full close to apogee and perigee.
10 January 10:27 360047   N-1d 9h 22 January 10:53 405311   F-1d17h
07 February 12:10 365313   N-2d19h 19 February 06:31 404473   F-6d13h
05 March 23:21 369953   N-5d20h 19 March 03:14 404261   N+7d 7h
31 March 03:56 367493   F+3d18h 15 April 22:23 404864   N+5d12h
27 April 19:49 362267   F+1d23h 13 May 13:32 405826   N+3d13h
26 May 01:46 358374   F+ 21h 09 June 21:41 406486 - N+1d 5h
23 June 11:11 356989 ++ F- 0h 07 July 00:37 406491 -- N-1d 6h
21 July 20:28 358401   F- 21h 03 August 08:54 405833   N-3d12h
19 August 01:27 362264   N-2d18h 30 August 23:47 404882   F-5d11h
15 September 16:35 367387   N-3d18h 27 September 18:18 404308   F-7d 6h
10 October 23:07 369811   N+5d22h 25 October 14:26 404560   F+6d18h
06 November 09:29 365361   N+2d20h 22 November 09:51 405445   F+4d18h
04 December 10:16 360063   N+1d 9h 19 December 23:50 406267 + F+2d14h
Earth Seasons 2013
Perihelion Aphelion Equinoxes Solstices
Day Time Day Time Day Time Day Time Day Time Day Time
02 January 05 hours 05 July 15 hours 20 March 11:02 22 September 20:44 21 June 05:04 21 December 17:11

Topic contact: astro@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 4, 2013