Lunar Phases for 2010

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 7, 10:41 17LI01
Jan 15, 07:12 (A) 25CP01 Jan 23, 10:54 03TA20 Jan 30, 06:19 10LE15 Feb 5, 23:50 17SC04
Feb 14, 02:52 25AQ18 Feb 22, 00:43 03GE17 Feb 28, 16:39 09VI59 Mar 7, 15:43 16SG57
Mar 15, 21:02 25PI10 Mar 23, 11:01 02CN43 Mar 30, 02:27 09LI17 Apr 6, 09:38 16CP29
Apr 14, 12:30 24AR27 Apr 21, 18:21 01LE32 Apr 28, 12:20 08SC07 May 6, 04:16 15AQ33
May 14, 01:05 23TA09 May 20, 23:44 29LE51 May 27, 23:08 06SG33 Jun 4, 22:14 14PI11
Jun 12, 11:16 21GE24 Jun 19, 04:31 27VI49 Jun 26, 11:31 (p) 04CP46 Jul 4, 14:36 12AR31
Jul 11, 19:42 (T) 19CN24 Jul 18, 10:12 25LI42 Jul 26, 01:38 03AQ00 Aug 3, 05:00 10TA47
Aug 10, 03:09 17LE25 Aug 16, 18:15 23SC47 Aug 24, 17:06 01PI26 Sep 1, 17:23 09GE10
Sep 8, 10:31 15VI41 Sep 15, 05:51 22SG18 Sep 23, 09:18 00AR15 Oct 1, 03:53 07CN52
Oct 7, 18:46 14LI24 Oct 14, 21:28 21CP26 Oct 23, 01:38 29AR33 Oct 30, 12:47 06LE59
Nov 6, 04:53 13SC40 Nov 13, 16:40 21AQ12 Nov 21, 17:28 29TA18 Nov 28, 20:38 06VI30
Dec 5, 17:37 13SG28 Dec 13, 14:00 21PI27 Dec 21, 08:15 (t) 29GE21 Dec 28, 04:20 06LI19

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.