Lunar Phases for 2008

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 8, 11:37 17CP33 Jan 15, 19:46 25AR02 Jan 22, 13:35 1LE54 Jan 30, 05:03 9SC40
Feb 7, 03:44 (A) 17AQ44 Feb 14, 03:34 24TA49 Feb 21, 03:31 (t) 1VI 53 Feb 29, 02:18 9SG52
Mar 7, 17:14 17PI 31 Mar 14, 10:46 24GE14 Mar 21, 18:40 1LI 31 Mar 29, 21:47 9CP34
Apr 6, 03:55 16AR44 Apr 12, 18:32 23CN13 Apr 20, 10:25 0SC43 Apr 28, 14:12 8AQ39
May 5, 12:18 15TA22 May 12, 03:47 21LE48 May 20, 02:11 29SC27 May 28, 02:57 7PI10
Jun 3, 19:23 13GE34 Jun 10, 15:04 20VI 06 Jun 18, 17:30 27SG50 Jun 26, 12:10 5AR15
Jul 3, 02:19 11CN32 Jul 10, 04:35 18LI 18 Jul 18, 07:59 26CP04 Jul 25, 18:42 3TA10
Aug 1, 10:13 (T) 9LE32 Aug 8, 20:20 16SC38 Aug 16, 21:16 (p) 24AQ21 Aug 23, 23:50 1GE12
Aug 30, 19:58 7VI48 Sep 7, 14:04 15SG19 Sep 15, 09:13 22PI 54 Sep 22, 05:04 29GE34
Sep 29, 08:12 6LI 33 Oct 7, 09:04 14CP28 Oct 14, 20:03 21AR51 Oct 21, 11:55 28CN27
Oct 28, 23:14 5SC54 Nov 6, 04:04 14AQ07 Nov 13, 06:17 21TA15 Nov 19, 21:31 27LE56
Nov 27, 16:55 5SG49 Dec 5, 21:26 14PI 08 Dec 12, 16:37 21GE02 Dec 19, 10:29 27VI 54
Dec 27, 12:23 6CP08

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.