2009 Phases of the Moon

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2009 Phases of the moon
New Moon First Quarter Full Moon Last Quarter
Day Time Day Time Day Time Day Time
    4 January 11:56 11 January 03:27 18 January 02:46
26 January 07:55 2 February 23:13 9 February 14:49 16 February 21:37
25 February 01:35 4 March 07:46 11 March 02:38 18 March 17:47
26 March 16:06 2 April 14:34 9 April 14:56 17 April 13:36
25 April 03:23 1 May 20:44 9 May 04:01 17 May 07:26
24 May 12:11 31 May 03:22 7 June 18:12 15 June 22:15
22 June 19:35 29 June 11:28 7 July 09:21 15 July 09:53
22 July 02:35 28 July 22:00 6 August 00:55 13 August 18:55
20 August 10:02 27 August 11:42 4 September 16:03 12 September 02:16
18 September 18:44 26 September 04:50 4 October 06:10 11 October 08:56
18 October 05:33 26 October 00:42 2 November 19:14 9 November 15:56
16 November 19:14 24 November 21:39 2 December 07:30 9 December 00:13
16 December 12:02 24 December 17:36 31 December 19:13    
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 10:53 357500 + F- 16h 23 January 00:12 406115 - N-3d 7h
7 February 20:09 361486   F-1d18h 19 February 17:01 405131   N-5d 8h
7 March 15:08 367019   F-3d11h 19 March 13:17 404301   N-7d 2h
2 April 02:32 370013   N+6d10h 16 April 09:17 404231   F+6d18h
28 April 06:28 366041   N+3d 3h 14 May 02:58 404914   F+4d22h
26 May 03:45 361154   N+1d15h 10 June 16:05 405785 + F+2d21h
23 June 10:40 358017   N+ 15h 7 July 21:40 406232 ++ F+ 12h
21 July 20:17 357464 -- N- 6h 4 August 00:43 406026 + F-2d 0h
19 August 04:54 359641   N-1d 5h 31 August 11:05 405267   F-4d 4h
16 September 07:57 364053   N-2d10h 28 September 03:34 404431   F-6d 2h
13 October 12:29 369067   N-4d17h 25 October 23:19 404166   N+7d17h
7 November 07:31 368899   F+4d12h 22 November 20:08 404734   N+6d 0h
4 December 14:13 363478   F+2d 6h 20 December 14:55 405730   N+4d 2h
Earth Seasons 2009
Perihelion Aphelion Equinoxes Solstices
Day Time Day Time Day Time Day Time Day Time Day Time
4 January 17:00 4 July 04:00 20 March 13:44 22 September 23:18 21 June 07:45 21 December 19:47

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