Lunar Phases for 2006

Times and dates shown courtesy of NASA, in UT (Universal Time, which is identical to GMT, i.e. zero time zone). Other years…

New Moon First Quarter Full Moon Last Quarter
Jan 6, 18:57 16AR19 Jan 14, 09:48 24CA05 Jan 22, 15:14 2SC27
Jan 29, 14:15 9AQ32 Feb 5, 06:29 16TA19 Feb 13, 04:44 24LE20 Feb 21, 07:17 2SG31
Feb 28, 00:31 9PI 16 Mar 6, 20:16 16GE07 Mar 14, 23:35 (n) 24VI 15 Mar 22, 19:10 2CP01
Mar 29, 10:15 (T) 8AR35 Apr 5, 12:01 15CA34 Apr 13, 16:40 23LI 37 Apr 21, 03:28 0AQ54
Apr 27, 19:44 7TA24 May 5, 05:13 14LE35 May 13, 06:51 22SC23 May 20, 09:21 29AQ14
May 27, 05:26 5GE48 Jun 3, 23:06 13VI 13 Jun 11, 18:03 20SG41 Jun 18, 14:08 27PI 12
Jun 25, 16:05 3CA58 Jul 3, 16:37 11LI 37 Jul 11, 03:02 18CP42 Jul 17, 19:13 25AR04
Jul 25, 04:31 2LE07 Aug 2, 08:46 9SC56 Aug 9, 10:54 16AQ44 Aug 16, 01:51 23TA05
Aug 23, 19:10 0VI 31 Aug 31, 22:56 8SG24 Sep 7, 18:42 (p) 15PI 00 Sep 14, 11:15 21GE30
Sep 22, 11:45 (A) 29VI 20 Sep 30, 11:04 7CP09 Oct 7, 03:13 13AR43 Oct 14, 00:25 20CA31
Oct 22, 05:14 28LI 40 Oct 29, 21:25 6AQ19 Nov 5, 12:58 12TA58 Nov 12, 17:45 20LE12
Nov 20, 22:18 28SC27 Nov 28, 06:29 5PI 53 Dec 5, 00:25 12GE43 Dec 12, 14:32 20VI 25
Dec 20, 14:01 28SG32 Dec 27, 14:48 5AR42

Daylight Savings Time & Time Zones

If your country uses Daylight Savings time and it is in operation, add that amount (usually 1hr) on to the time shown to get the time of the lunar phase, as shown on your clock. Don’t forget you also have to add (if East of London) or subtract (if West of London) your zone value. In some cases this will push the date onto the next or previous day.

Eclipses

Some New and Full Moons are eclipses (only New or Full Moons can be eclipses). There are always at least four eclipses each year and no more than seven. Each of these is one of several different types, as indicated on the table above using the following abbreviations:

Solar eclipses (sometimes occurring at the New Moon) may be:

  • (T) – total
  • (A) – annular
  • (H) – hybrid i.e. Annular/Total
  • (P) – partial

Lunar eclipses (sometimes occurring at the Full Moon) may be:

  • (t) – total umbral
  • (p) – partial umbral
  • (n) – penumbral

Note that the exact time of the New or Full Moon, shown in the table, may not be precisely the same as the time of the corresponding Eclipse, but there is not usually much more than five or ten minutes of time difference. If this difference matters to you, look in a table of eclipse times.