Astronomical Events

Phases of Moon, Seasons

Current time is: Wednesday, January 24 03h24m PST (Pacific Standard Time), Wednesday, January 24 11h24m UTC (Coordinated Universal Time), Wednesday, January 24 12h24m BST (British Summer Time)

Event Pacific Standard Time (PST) Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) British Summer Time (BST)
Last Quarter Moon
2.2 weeks ago
Monday, January 08
14h25m PST
Monday, January 08
22h25m UTC
Monday, January 08
23h25m BST
Moon at apogee
(farthest from Earth at 406459 km)
9.4 days ago
Sunday, January 14
18h11m PST
Monday, January 15
02h11m UTC
Monday, January 15
03h11m BST
New Moon
7.4 days ago
Tuesday, January 16
18h17m PST
Wednesday, January 17
02h17m UTC
Wednesday, January 17
03h17m BST
First Quarter Moon
in 10.9 hours
Wednesday, January 24
14h20m PST
Wednesday, January 24
22h20m UTC
Wednesday, January 24
23h20m BST
Moon at perigee
(closest to Earth at 358994 km)
in 5.9 days
Tuesday, January 30
01h55m PST
Tuesday, January 30
09h55m UTC
Tuesday, January 30
10h55m BST
Full Moon
in 7.1 days
Wednesday, January 31
05h27m PST
Wednesday, January 31
13h27m UTC
Wednesday, January 31
14h27m BST
Last Quarter Moon
in 2.0 weeks
Wednesday, February 07
07h54m PST
Wednesday, February 07
15h54m UTC
Wednesday, February 07
16h54m BST
Moon at apogee
(farthest from Earth at 405700 km)
in 2.6 weeks
Sunday, February 11
06h17m PST
Sunday, February 11
14h17m UTC
Sunday, February 11
15h17m BST
New Moon
in 3.2 weeks
Thursday, February 15
13h05m PST
Thursday, February 15
21h05m UTC
Thursday, February 15
22h05m BST
First Quarter Moon
in 4.3 weeks
Friday, February 23
00h09m PST
Friday, February 23
08h09m UTC
Friday, February 23
09h09m BST
Moon at perigee
(closest to Earth at 363936 km)
in 4.9 weeks
Tuesday, February 27
06h50m PST
Tuesday, February 27
14h50m UTC
Tuesday, February 27
15h50m BST
Full Moon
in 5.2 weeks
Thursday, March 01
16h51m PST
Friday, March 02
00h51m UTC
Friday, March 02
01h51m BST
Last Quarter Moon
in 6.3 weeks
Friday, March 09
03h20m PST
Friday, March 09
11h20m UTC
Friday, March 09
12h20m BST
Moon at apogee
(farthest from Earth at 404681 km)
in 6.6 weeks
Sunday, March 11
01h15m PST
Sunday, March 11
09h15m UTC
Sunday, March 11
10h15m BST
New Moon
in 7.4 weeks
Saturday, March 17
05h12m PST
Saturday, March 17
13h12m UTC
Saturday, March 17
14h12m BST
March Equinox
in 7.9 weeks
Tuesday, March 20
08h15m PST
Tuesday, March 20
16h15m UTC
Tuesday, March 20
17h15m BST
First Quarter Moon
in 8.5 weeks
Saturday, March 24
07h35m PST
Saturday, March 24
15h35m UTC
Saturday, March 24
16h35m BST
Moon at perigee
(closest to Earth at 369103 km)
in 8.7 weeks
Monday, March 26
09h19m PST
Monday, March 26
17h19m UTC
Monday, March 26
18h19m BST
Full Moon
in 9.4 weeks
Saturday, March 31
04h37m PST
Saturday, March 31
12h37m UTC
Saturday, March 31
13h37m BST
Moon at apogee
(farthest from Earth at 404144 km)
in 10.5 weeks
Saturday, April 07
21h33m PST
Sunday, April 08
05h33m UTC
Sunday, April 08
06h33m BST
Last Quarter Moon
in 10.5 weeks
Saturday, April 07
23h17m PST
Sunday, April 08
07h17m UTC
Sunday, April 08
08h17m BST
New Moon
in 11.7 weeks
Sunday, April 15
17h57m PST
Monday, April 16
01h57m UTC
Monday, April 16
02h57m BST
Moon at perigee
(closest to Earth at 368712 km)
in 12.3 weeks
Friday, April 20
06h46m PST
Friday, April 20
14h46m UTC
Friday, April 20
15h46m BST
First Quarter Moon
in 12.6 weeks
Sunday, April 22
13h46m PST
Sunday, April 22
21h46m UTC
Sunday, April 22
22h46m BST
Full Moon
in 13.7 weeks
Sunday, April 29
16h58m PST
Monday, April 30
00h58m UTC
Monday, April 30
01h58m BST
Moon at apogee
(farthest from Earth at 404457 km)
in 14.5 weeks
Saturday, May 05
16h36m PST
Sunday, May 06
00h36m UTC
Sunday, May 06
01h36m BST
Last Quarter Moon
in 14.8 weeks
Monday, May 07
18h09m PST
Tuesday, May 08
02h09m UTC
Tuesday, May 08
03h09m BST
New Moon
in 15.9 weeks
Tuesday, May 15
03h48m PST
Tuesday, May 15
11h48m UTC
Tuesday, May 15
12h48m BST
Moon at perigee
(closest to Earth at 363776 km)
in 16.2 weeks
Thursday, May 17
13h07m PST
Thursday, May 17
21h07m UTC
Thursday, May 17
22h07m BST
First Quarter Moon
in 16.8 weeks
Monday, May 21
19h49m PST
Tuesday, May 22
03h49m UTC
Tuesday, May 22
04h49m BST
Full Moon
in 17.9 weeks
Tuesday, May 29
06h19m PST
Tuesday, May 29
14h19m UTC
Tuesday, May 29
15h19m BST
Moon at apogee
(farthest from Earth at 405314 km)
in 18.5 weeks
Saturday, June 02
08h36m PST
Saturday, June 02
16h36m UTC
Saturday, June 02
17h36m BST
Last Quarter Moon
in 19.0 weeks
Wednesday, June 06
10h32m PST
Wednesday, June 06
18h32m UTC
Wednesday, June 06
19h32m BST
New Moon
in 20.0 weeks
Wednesday, June 13
11h43m PST
Wednesday, June 13
19h43m UTC
Wednesday, June 13
20h43m BST
Moon at perigee
(closest to Earth at 359506 km)
in 20.2 weeks
Thursday, June 14
15h56m PST
Thursday, June 14
23h56m UTC
Friday, June 15
00h56m BST
First Quarter Moon
in 21.0 weeks
Wednesday, June 20
02h51m PST
Wednesday, June 20
10h51m UTC
Wednesday, June 20
11h51m BST
June Solstice
in 21.1 weeks
Thursday, June 21
02h07m PST
Thursday, June 21
10h07m UTC
Thursday, June 21
11h07m BST
Full Moon
in 22.1 weeks
Wednesday, June 27
20h53m PST
Thursday, June 28
04h53m UTC
Thursday, June 28
05h53m BST
Moon at apogee
(farthest from Earth at 406059 km)
in 22.4 weeks
Friday, June 29
18h44m PST
Saturday, June 30
02h44m UTC
Saturday, June 30
03h44m BST
Last Quarter Moon
in 23.3 weeks
Thursday, July 05
23h51m PST
Friday, July 06
07h51m UTC
Friday, July 06
08h51m BST
New Moon
in 24.2 weeks
Thursday, July 12
18h48m PST
Friday, July 13
02h48m UTC
Friday, July 13
03h48m BST
Moon at perigee
(closest to Earth at 357431 km)
in 24.3 weeks
Friday, July 13
00h30m PST
Friday, July 13
08h30m UTC
Friday, July 13
09h30m BST
First Quarter Moon
in 25.2 weeks
Thursday, July 19
11h52m PST
Thursday, July 19
19h52m UTC
Thursday, July 19
20h52m BST
Moon at apogee
(farthest from Earth at 406222 km)
in 26.3 weeks
Thursday, July 26
21h45m PST
Friday, July 27
05h45m UTC
Friday, July 27
06h45m BST
Full Moon
in 26.3 weeks
Friday, July 27
12h20m PST
Friday, July 27
20h20m UTC
Friday, July 27
21h20m BST
Last Quarter Moon
in 27.5 weeks
Saturday, August 04
10h18m PST
Saturday, August 04
18h18m UTC
Saturday, August 04
19h18m BST
Moon at perigee
(closest to Earth at 358082 km)
in 28.3 weeks
Friday, August 10
10h06m PST
Friday, August 10
18h06m UTC
Friday, August 10
19h06m BST
New Moon
in 28.4 weeks
Saturday, August 11
01h58m PST
Saturday, August 11
09h58m UTC
Saturday, August 11
10h58m BST
First Quarter Moon
in 29.4 weeks
Friday, August 17
23h48m PST
Saturday, August 18
07h48m UTC
Saturday, August 18
08h48m BST
Moon at apogee
(farthest from Earth at 405743 km)
in 30.1 weeks
Thursday, August 23
03h25m PST
Thursday, August 23
11h25m UTC
Thursday, August 23
12h25m BST
Full Moon
in 30.6 weeks
Sunday, August 26
03h56m PST
Sunday, August 26
11h56m UTC
Sunday, August 26
12h56m BST
Last Quarter Moon
in 31.7 weeks
Sunday, September 02
18h37m PST
Monday, September 03
02h37m UTC
Monday, September 03
03h37m BST
Moon at perigee
(closest to Earth at 361354 km)
in 32.4 weeks
Friday, September 07
17h23m PST
Saturday, September 08
01h23m UTC
Saturday, September 08
02h23m BST
New Moon
in 32.6 weeks
Sunday, September 09
10h01m PST
Sunday, September 09
18h01m UTC
Sunday, September 09
19h01m BST
First Quarter Moon
in 33.6 weeks
Sunday, September 16
15h15m PST
Sunday, September 16
23h15m UTC
Monday, September 17
00h15m BST
Moon at apogee
(farthest from Earth at 404874 km)
in 34.1 weeks
Wednesday, September 19
16h55m PST
Thursday, September 20
00h55m UTC
Thursday, September 20
01h55m BST
September Equinox
in 34.5 weeks
Saturday, September 22
17h54m PST
Sunday, September 23
01h54m UTC
Sunday, September 23
02h54m BST
Full Moon
in 34.8 weeks
Monday, September 24
18h52m PST
Tuesday, September 25
02h52m UTC
Tuesday, September 25
03h52m BST
Last Quarter Moon
in 35.8 weeks
Tuesday, October 02
01h45m PST
Tuesday, October 02
09h45m UTC
Tuesday, October 02
10h45m BST
Moon at perigee
(closest to Earth at 366395 km)
in 36.4 weeks
Friday, October 05
14h31m PST
Friday, October 05
22h31m UTC
Friday, October 05
23h31m BST
New Moon
in 36.8 weeks
Monday, October 08
19h47m PST
Tuesday, October 09
03h47m UTC
Tuesday, October 09
04h47m BST
First Quarter Moon
in 37.9 weeks
Tuesday, October 16
10h02m PST
Tuesday, October 16
18h02m UTC
Tuesday, October 16
19h02m BST
Moon at apogee
(farthest from Earth at 404225 km)
in 38.0 weeks
Wednesday, October 17
11h18m PST
Wednesday, October 17
19h18m UTC
Wednesday, October 17
20h18m BST
Full Moon
in 39.0 weeks
Wednesday, October 24
08h45m PST
Wednesday, October 24
16h45m UTC
Wednesday, October 24
17h45m BST
Last Quarter Moon
in 40.0 weeks
Wednesday, October 31
08h40m PST
Wednesday, October 31
16h40m UTC
Wednesday, October 31
17h40m BST
Moon at perigee
(closest to Earth at 370200 km)
in 40.1 weeks
Wednesday, October 31
12h06m PST
Wednesday, October 31
20h06m UTC
Wednesday, October 31
21h06m BST
New Moon
in 41.0 weeks
Wednesday, November 07
08h02m PST
Wednesday, November 07
16h02m UTC
Wednesday, November 07
17h02m BST
Moon at apogee
(farthest from Earth at 404340 km)
in 42.0 weeks
Wednesday, November 14
07h58m PST
Wednesday, November 14
15h58m UTC
Wednesday, November 14
16h58m BST
First Quarter Moon
in 42.2 weeks
Thursday, November 15
06h54m PST
Thursday, November 15
14h54m UTC
Thursday, November 15
15h54m BST
Moon at perigee
(closest to Earth at 366622 km)
in 43.7 weeks
Monday, November 26
04h11m PST
Monday, November 26
12h11m UTC
Monday, November 26
13h11m BST
Moon at apogee
(farthest from Earth at 405176 km)
in 46.0 weeks
Wednesday, December 12
04h27m PST
Wednesday, December 12
12h27m UTC
Wednesday, December 12
13h27m BST
December Solstice
in 47.4 weeks
Friday, December 21
14h23m PST
Friday, December 21
22h23m UTC
Friday, December 21
23h23m BST
Moon at perigee
(closest to Earth at 361059 km)
in 47.7 weeks
Monday, December 24
01h53m PST
Monday, December 24
09h53m UTC
Monday, December 24
10h53m BST

It might be that some times are given above in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) where it would be more appropriate to give the time in Pacific Standard Time (PST). Or vice versa. If this is the case, subtract one hour from the PDT time to get the PST time, or add one hour to go the other direction.

Note: Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is commonly called Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) although, strictly speaking, this usage is historically and astronomically incorrect.

The "Effective Equinox" is the night that is closest to being 12 hours long, hence "Equi-nox", "Equal Night". This is always before the Astronomical Equinox in the Spring and after the Astronomical Equinox in the Fall. The time given is the time of sunset at the beginning of the Equal Night. The difference in dates is due to atmospheric refraction and the fact that the Sun is not a point source of light. It also varies with latitude.

As an example, for Vancouver in March 2015, on the day of the true Equinox (March 20th), the day is 18 minutes longer than the previous night and 22 minutes longer than the following night. However, on the date of the Effective Equinox (March 17th), the day is four minutes shorter than the previous night and less than a minute longer than the following night.

Occasionally, times for solar eclipses are given above, but in general these will not be seen in Vancouver. Please refer to the Eclipse Web Site at NASA for complete information.

Rob Scharein
Fri 3 Feb 2017 21:03:10 UTC

css     xhtml