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Moon phase for 1 October 2012 Monday

Moon phase for 1 October 2012 Monday

Moon phase, position of the lunar cycle, dates of full moon and new moon.

UTC

1 October 2012 Monday
Time: 12:00
JD 2456202

Universal Coordinated Time
Casablanca, Monrovia

Lunar phase on 1 October 2012 Monday is Waning Gibbous.
The current moon phase is from 2012-09-30 04:18 to 2012-10-08 08:34.
The moon is in zodiac sign Aries The moon is in zodiac sign Aries.

The moon is Waning Gibbous on 1 October 2012 Monday

Moon phases from
the current moon cycle:

New Moon New Moon
on 2012-09-16 03:10
before 15.4 days

First Quarter First Quarter
on 2012-09-22 20:42
before 8.7 days

Full Moon Full Moon
on 2012-09-30 04:18
before 1.4 days

Last Quarter Last Quarter
on 2012-10-08 08:34
after 6.8 days

New Moon New Moon (next)
on 2012-10-15 13:02
after 14 days

The moon is growing smaller (old moon)
Fraction of the moon: 0.54287213137229
Illumination of the moon disk: 98 %

Moon angular diameter: 0.5 °
Sun angular diameter: 0.53 °

Moon distance:
400629 km

Sun distance:
149726236.66 km

Astronomical events for today: 1 October 2012

  • 10:56:00 UTC: Mercury-Spica: 1.5°N

Moon phases for the days after 1 October 2012

2012 October
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        
             

For calculation of the lunar phase and the course of the moon through the zodiac is taken the moon fraction at 12 o'clock noon on the given date.

When crossing the zodiac from one zodiac sign to another, often for a short time Moon is Void of course moon. This phenomenon is not marked in the table above.

From New moon to Full moon the Moon is growing bigger (young moon), and after Full moon it is growing small (old moon).

The time the Moon makes a complete orbit around the Earth (sidereal period) is 27.321661 days. The time between two consecutive New moon phases is 29.53058867 days.