Lunar Phases for 2009

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 4, 11:56 14AR16 Jan 11, 03:27 21CA02 Jan 18, 02:46 28LI08
Jan 26, 07:55 (A) 06AQ30 Feb 2, 23:13 14TA15 Feb 9, 14:49 (n) 21LE00 Feb 16, 21:37 28SC21
Feb 25, 01:35 06PI35 Mar 4, 07:46 13GE52 Mar 11, 02:38 20VI40 Mar 18, 17:47 28SG16
Mar 26, 16:06 06AR08 Apr 2, 14:34 12CN59 Apr 9, 14:56 19LI53 Apr 17, 13:36 27CP40
Apr 25, 03:23 05TA04 May 1, 20:44 11LE36 May 9, 04:01 18SC41 May 17, 07:26 26AQ32
May 24, 12:11 03GE28 May 31, 03:22 09VI50 Jun 7, 18:12 17SG07 Jun 15, 22:15 24PI56
Jun 22, 19:35 01CN30 Jun 29, 11:28 07LI52 Jul 7, 09:21 (n) 15CP24 Jul 15, 09:53 23AR03
Jul 22, 02:35 (T) 29CN27 Jul 28, 22:00 05SC57 Aug 6, 00:55 (n) 13AQ43 Aug 13, 18:55 21TA09
Aug 20, 10:01 27LE32 Aug 27, 11:42 04SG21 Sep 4, 16:03 12PI15 Sep 12, 02:16 19GE28
Sep 18, 18:44 25VI59 Sep 26, 04:50 03CP15 Oct 4, 06:10 11AR10 Oct 11, 08:56 18CN11
Oct 18, 05:33 24LI59 Oct 26, 00:42 02AQ44 Nov 2, 19:14 10TA30 Nov 9, 15:56 17LE23
Nov 16, 19:14 24SC34 Nov 24, 21:39 02PI45 Dec 2, 07:30 10GE15 Dec 9, 00:13 17VI03
Dec 16, 12:02 24SG40 Dec 24, 17:36 03AR03 Dec 31, 19:13 (p) 10CN15

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.