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MOON TEACHINGS FOR THE MASSES


The following table lists the dates, phases, and declinations for the Moon at the southernmost and northernmost extremes for each month during the period 2008-2010. These data were derived using the 'Ephemeris Generator' available through JPL.



DATES OF LUNAR EXTREMES DURING THE YEARS 2008-2010

(Years of the Major Lunar Standstill, Peak of the 18.6-year cycle, are 2006 and 2024-25)

Moon @ Southern Limit

Moon @ Northern Limit

Date Lunar Phase Declination Date Lunar Phase Declination
Jan. 7, 20081 day before new-27°51'Jan. 20, 20083 days before full+27°59'
Feb. 3, 20084 days before new-28°01'Feb. 16, 20085 days before full+27°58'
March 1, 20087 days before new-27°57'March 14, 20081st quarter near Equinox+27°45'
March 29, 20083rd quarter near Equinox-27°49'April 11, 20085 days after new+27°44'
April 25, 20085 days after full-27°41'May 8, 20082 days after new+27°37'
May 22, 20082 days after full-27°31'June 4, 2008New Moon+27°16'
June 18, 2008Full Moon near Summer Solstice-27°24'July 2, 20081 day before new+27°31'
July 16, 20082 days before full-27°28'July 29, 20083 days before new+27°31'
Aug. 12, 20085 days before full-27°36'Aug. 26, 20085 days before new+27°24'
Sept. 8, 20081st quarter near Equinox-27°29'Sept. 22, 20083rd quarter near Equinox+27°25'
Oct. 6, 20081st quarter near Equinox-27°15'Oct. 19, 20084 days after full+27°16'
Nov. 2, 20084 days after new-27°08'Nov. 15, 20082 days after full+26°57'
Nov. 29, 20081 day after new-27°00'Dec. 13, 2008Full Moon near Winter Solstice+26°58'
Dec. 26, 2008New Moon near Winter Solstice-26°57'Jan. 9, 20092 days before full+27°00'
Jan. 23, 20093 days before new-26°58'Feb. 6, 20094 days before full+26°57'
Feb. 19, 20096 days before new-27°02'March 5, 20091st quarter near Equinox+26°58'
March 18, 20093rd quarter near Equinox-26°52'April 1, 20095 days after new+26°45'
April 15, 20095 days after full-26°32'April 28, 20093 days after new+26°26'
May 12, 20093 days after full-26°28'May 26, 20092 days after new+26°22'
June 8, 2009Full Moon near Summer Solstice-26°25'June 22, 20091 day before new+26°25'
July 5, 20092 days before full-26°23'July 20, 20092 days before new+26°16'
Aug. 2, 20093 days before full-26°21'Aug. 16, 20094 days before new+26°26'
Aug. 29, 20097 days before full-26°22'Sept. 11-12, 20093rd quarter near Equinox+26°15'
Sept. 25, 2009~1st quarter near Equinox-26°09'Oct. 9-10, 20095 days after full+25°54'
Oct. 23, 20095 days after new-25°46'Nov. 5-6, 20093 days after full+25°45'
Nov. 19, 20092 days after new-25°46'Dec. 2-3, 20091 day after full+25°46'
Dec. 16, 2009New Moon near Winter Solstice-25°45'Dec. 30-31, 20092 days before full+25°37'
Jan. 12, 20103 days before new-25°42'Jan. 27, 20103 days before full+25°46'
Feb. 9, 20105 days before new-25°39'Feb. 23, 20106 days before full+25°35'
March 8, 20103rd quarter near Equinox-25°33'March 23, 20101st quarter near Equinox+25°14'
April 4, 20105 days after full-25°16'April 19, 20104 days after new+25°07'
May 2, 20104 days after full-24°59'May 16, 20102 days after new+25°02'
May 29, 20101 day after full-25°01'June 12, 2010New Moon near Summer Solstice+24°57'
June 25, 2010~Full Moon near Summer Solstice-24°59'July 10, 20102 days before new+24°58'
July 22, 20104 days before full-24°52'Aug. 6, 20104 days before new+24°58'
Aug. 19, 20106 days before full-24°52'Sept. 2, 20103rd quarter near Equinox+24°38'
Sept. 15, 20101st quarter near Equinox-24°42'Sept. 30, 20107 days after full+24°30'
Oct. 12, 20104 days after new-24°22'Oct. 27, 20104 days after full+24°19'
Nov. 9, 20103 days after new-24°12'Nov. 23, 20101 day after full+24°12'
Dec. 6, 2010New Moon near Winter Solstice-24°13'Dec. 21, 2010Full Moon ON Winter Solstice TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE+24°04'


  A project conceived by Dr. Judith S. Young
 Professor of Astronomy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
 e-mail: Judith Young at young@astro.umass.edu

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