Moon phase and times of moonrise and moonset

We can calculate the moonrise, moonset, the moon phase, visible surface of the moon and its distance from the earth for almost any place on Earth and for any date of the year. Select date and a place and see the results.




Zacualtipán, Mexico - Moonrise and moonset in August 2018

2018 Moon phase Moonrise | Moonset Visible moon surface Distance to Earth
Aug Rise Set Rise [km]
1 11:05 23:34 83,6 % 395.039
2 11:57 75,6 % 390.773
3 00:12 12:49 66,4 % 386.118
4 13:19 00:51 13:44 56,3 % 381.301
5 01:33 14:42 45,7 % 376.578
6 02:20 15:41 34,8 % 372.221
7 03:11 16:44 24,5 % 368.499
8 04:09 17:47 15,1 % 365.653
9 05:11 18:48 7,5 % 363.877
10 06:17 19:46 2,4 % 363.298
11 04:59 07:23 20:39 0,1 % 363.963
12 08:28 21:28 0,9 % 365.833
13 09:31 22:14 4,6 % 368.789
14 10:31 22:56 10,7 % 372.634
15 11:28 23:37 18,8 % 377.120
16 12:24 28,1 % 381.964
17 00:18 13:18 38,1 % 386.875
18 02:49 00:59 14:12 48,2 % 391.581
19 01:42 15:04 58,1 % 395.844
20 02:26 15:55 67,5 % 399.470
21 Waxing Moon 03:12
16:45
76,2 % 402.318
22 04:00 17:32 83,7 % 404.291
23 04:49 18:18 90,1 % 405.335
24 05:39 19:01 95,0 % 405.427
25 06:30 19:42 98,3 % 404.574
26 06:58 07:21 20:21 99,9 % 402.810
27 08:12 20:58 99,6 % 400.196
28 09:02 21:35 97,4 % 396.825
29 09:53 22:13 93,3 % 392.826
30 10:46 22:51 87,4 % 388.367
31 11:39 23:32 79,8 % 383.649
New Moon
Waxing Moon
Full Moon
Waning Moon

Notes:

  • Moonrise can take place after the moonset..
  • Moonrise or moonset does not occur in the particular date and / or location. Both situations are pretty normal.
  • The azimuth (0°-360°) is a horizontal angular measurement. The azimuth is the angle between the north vector and the projection of the star or moon down onto the horizon, e.g. if the moon is exactly on the east, then its azimuth is exactly 90°.

Moon Phases Calendar - August 2018, Zacualtipán

The Moon phase cycle repeats on average every 29.53 days. The approximate phase of the Moon can be calculated for any date by calculating the number of days since a known New Moon (such as January 16, 2014) and dividing this number by 29.530588853. The difference between two dates can be calculated by subtracting the Julian Day Number of one from that of the other. The estimation is not exact because it assumes a perfectly circular orbit. The calculation may be off by several hours. The distance of the Moon from the earth varies because of the Moon´s elliptical orbit. The distance usually varies between about 363 345 km and 405 500 km. The closes distance to the earth could be however approximately 357.000 kilometer.

When is the next Super Moon? According to Nolle's definition of the Super Moon, the distance of the New or Full Moon to the earth should not exceed 361.863 kilometers. The Full Moon on January 21st and on February 19th is the next Supermoon in 2019.


 JanFebMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
1 20:25 18:52
2 21:39 04:47
3
4 13:19
5
6 13:34 02:52
7 09:55 21:11 10:02 01:21
8 16:26 02:21 22:47
9 05:22 13:02
10
11 04:59
12 21:49
13 14:45
14
15 15:06 20:59 06:49 08:54 05:49
16 20:18 18:16 13:02
17 07:14
18 02:49
19 14:53
20 05:52
21 22:50
22 16:46 23:41 11:50
23 02:09
24 16:20 09:35 21:54 11:47
25
26 06:58
27 23:54 15:22
28
29 18:52 19:59 09:20 18:21 03:36
30
31 07:27 06:37 10:42
New Moon
Waxing Moon
Full Moon
Waning Moon

Moon Phase Calendar for 2018

Full moon Time
1 January, Mon 20:25:30
31 January, Wed 7:27:46
1 March, Thu 18:52:11
31 March, Sat 6:37:47
29 April, Sun 19:59:15
29 May, Tue 9:20:48
27 June, Wed 23:54:35
27 July, Fri 15:22:19
26 August, Sun 6:58:25
24 September, Mon 21:54:49
24 October, Wed 11:47:34
22 November, Thu 23:41:27
22 December, Sat 11:50:27