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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 2011-2013. These data were derived using the 'Ephemeris Generator' available through JPL.



DATES OF LUNAR EXTREMES DURING THE YEARS 2011-2013

(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. 2, 20112 days before new-24°06'Jan. 17, 20113 days before full+24°12'
Jan. 30, 20114 days before new-24°06'Feb. 13, 20115 days before full+23°58'
Feb. 26, 20117 days before new-23°58'March 13, 20111st quarter near Equinox+23°45'
March 25, 20115 days after full-23°40'April 9, 20115 days after new+23°33'
April 22, 20114 days after full-23°21'May 6, 20113 days after new+23°23'
May 19, 20112 days after full-23°23'June 2, 2011New Moon+23°16'
June 15, 2011~Full Moon near Summer Solstice-23°16'June 30, 20111 day before new+23°21'
July 13, 20112 days before full-23°19'July 27, 20114 days before new+23°18'
Aug. 9, 20115 days before full-23°15'Aug. 24, 20115 days before new+23°0'
Sept. 5, 20111st quarter near Equinox-23°0'Sept. 20, 20113rd quarter near Equinox+22°52'
Oct. 2, 20115 days after new-22°36'Oct. 17, 20115 days after full+22°39'
Oct. 30, 20113 days after new-22°34'Nov. 13, 20112 days after full+22°29'
Nov. 26, 20111 day after new-22°28'Dec. 11, 2011Full Moon near Winter Solstice+22°26'
Dec. 24, 2011~New Moon near Winter Solstice-22°29'Jan. 7, 20122 days before full+22°31'
Jan. 20, 20123 days before new-22°28'Feb. 3, 20125 days before full+22°20'
Feb. 16, 20126 days before new-22°11'March 2, 2012~1st quarter near Equinox+22°05'
March 15, 20123rd quarter near Equinox-21°55'March 29, 20126 days after new+21°53'
April 11, 20124 days after full-21°47'April 25, 20124 days after new+21°42'
May 8, 20122 days after full-21°39'May 22, 20121 day after new+21°35'
June 5, 2012Full Moon near Summer Solstice-21°38'June 19, 20121 day before new+21°40'
July 2, 20122 days before full-21°40'July 16, 20122 days before new+21°39'
July 30, 20123 days before full-21°25'Aug. 12, 20126 days before new+21°24'
Aug. 26, 20126 days before full-21°20'Sept. 9, 2012~3rd quarter near Equinox+21°12'
Sept. 22, 20126 days after new-21°07'Oct. 6, 20126 days after full+21°00'
Oct. 19, 20124 days after new-20°53'Nov. 2, 20123 days after full+20°50'
Nov. 16, 20122 days after new-20°50'Nov. 30, 20121 day after full+20°50'
Dec. 13, 2012New Moon near Winter Solstice-20°53'Dec. 27, 20121 day before full+20°55'
Jan. 10, 20132 days before new-20°46'Jan. 23, 20134 days before full+20°47'
Feb. 6, 20134 days before new-20°41'Feb. 20, 20136 days before full+20°29'
March 5, 20133rd quarter near Equinox-20°23'March 19, 2013~1st quarter near Equinox+20°19'
April 2, 20136 days after full-20°05'April 15, 20135 days after new+20°09'
April 29, 20133 days after full-20°08'May 13, 20133 days after new+20°04'
May 26, 20131 day after full-20°08'June 9, 2013New Moon near Summer Solstice+20°10'
June 23, 2013Full Moon near Summer Solstice-20°06'July 6, 20132 days before new+20°09'
July 20, 20133 days before full-20°04'Aug. 2, 20135 days before new+19°57'
Aug. 17, 20134 days before full-19°45'Aug. 30, 20137 days before new+19°46'
Sept. 13, 20131st quarter near Equinox-19°39'Sept. 26, 20137 days after full+19°35'
Oct. 10, 20135 days after new-19°32'Oct. 23, 20134 days after full+19°25'
Nov. 6, 20132 days after new-19°27'Nov. 20, 20132 days after full+19°30'
Dec. 4, 2013~New Moon near Winter Solstice-19°29'Dec. 17, 2013Full Moon near Winter Solstice+19°33'


  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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