Astronomical Events

Phases of Moon, Seasons

Current time is: Saturday, June 24 11h50m PDT (Pacific Daylight Time), Saturday, June 24 18h50m UTC (Coordinated Universal Time), Saturday, June 24 19h50m BST (British Summer Time)

Event Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) British Summer Time (BST)
Moon at apogee
(farthest from Earth at 406401 km)
2.3 weeks ago
Thursday, June 08
15h22m PDT
Thursday, June 08
22h22m UTC
Thursday, June 08
23h22m BST
Full Moon
2.2 weeks ago
Friday, June 09
06h10m PDT
Friday, June 09
13h10m UTC
Friday, June 09
14h10m BST
Last Quarter Moon
7.3 days ago
Saturday, June 17
04h33m PDT
Saturday, June 17
11h33m UTC
Saturday, June 17
12h33m BST
June Solstice
3.6 days ago
Tuesday, June 20
21h24m PDT
Wednesday, June 21
04h24m UTC
Wednesday, June 21
05h24m BST
Moon at perigee
(closest to Earth at 357937 km)
32.0 hours ago
Friday, June 23
03h50m PDT
Friday, June 23
10h50m UTC
Friday, June 23
11h50m BST
New Moon
16.3 hours ago
Friday, June 23
19h31m PDT
Saturday, June 24
02h31m UTC
Saturday, June 24
03h31m BST
First Quarter Moon
in 6.3 days
Friday, June 30
17h51m PDT
Saturday, July 01
00h51m UTC
Saturday, July 01
01h51m BST
Moon at apogee
(farthest from Earth at 405932 km)
in 11.4 days
Wednesday, July 05
21h28m PDT
Thursday, July 06
04h28m UTC
Thursday, July 06
05h28m BST
Full Moon
in 2.1 weeks
Saturday, July 08
21h07m PDT
Sunday, July 09
04h07m UTC
Sunday, July 09
05h07m BST
Last Quarter Moon
in 3.1 weeks
Sunday, July 16
12h26m PDT
Sunday, July 16
19h26m UTC
Sunday, July 16
20h26m BST
Moon at perigee
(closest to Earth at 361236 km)
in 3.8 weeks
Friday, July 21
10h11m PDT
Friday, July 21
17h11m UTC
Friday, July 21
18h11m BST
New Moon
in 4.1 weeks
Sunday, July 23
02h46m PDT
Sunday, July 23
09h46m UTC
Sunday, July 23
10h46m BST
First Quarter Moon
in 5.1 weeks
Sunday, July 30
08h23m PDT
Sunday, July 30
15h23m UTC
Sunday, July 30
16h23m BST
Moon at apogee
(farthest from Earth at 405024 km)
in 5.6 weeks
Wednesday, August 02
10h56m PDT
Wednesday, August 02
17h56m UTC
Wednesday, August 02
18h56m BST
Full Moon
in 6.3 weeks
Monday, August 07
11h11m PDT
Monday, August 07
18h11m UTC
Monday, August 07
19h11m BST
Last Quarter Moon
in 7.3 weeks
Monday, August 14
18h15m PDT
Tuesday, August 15
01h15m UTC
Tuesday, August 15
02h15m BST
Moon at perigee
(closest to Earth at 366127 km)
in 7.8 weeks
Friday, August 18
06h16m PDT
Friday, August 18
13h16m UTC
Friday, August 18
14h16m BST
New Moon
in 8.3 weeks
Monday, August 21
11h30m PDT
Monday, August 21
18h30m UTC
Monday, August 21
19h30m BST
First Quarter Moon
in 9.4 weeks
Tuesday, August 29
01h13m PDT
Tuesday, August 29
08h13m UTC
Tuesday, August 29
09h13m BST
Moon at apogee
(farthest from Earth at 404305 km)
in 9.5 weeks
Wednesday, August 30
04h26m PDT
Wednesday, August 30
11h26m UTC
Wednesday, August 30
12h26m BST
Full Moon
in 10.5 weeks
Wednesday, September 06
00h03m PDT
Wednesday, September 06
07h03m UTC
Wednesday, September 06
08h03m BST
Last Quarter Moon
in 11.5 weeks
Tuesday, September 12
23h25m PDT
Wednesday, September 13
06h25m UTC
Wednesday, September 13
07h25m BST
Moon at perigee
(closest to Earth at 369855 km)
in 11.6 weeks
Wednesday, September 13
09h05m PDT
Wednesday, September 13
16h05m UTC
Wednesday, September 13
17h05m BST
New Moon
in 12.5 weeks
Tuesday, September 19
22h30m PDT
Wednesday, September 20
05h30m UTC
Wednesday, September 20
06h30m BST
September Equinox
in 12.9 weeks
Friday, September 22
13h02m PDT
Friday, September 22
20h02m UTC
Friday, September 22
21h02m BST
Moon at apogee
(farthest from Earth at 404341 km)
in 13.5 weeks
Tuesday, September 26
23h51m PDT
Wednesday, September 27
06h51m UTC
Wednesday, September 27
07h51m BST
First Quarter Moon
in 13.6 weeks
Wednesday, September 27
19h53m PDT
Thursday, September 28
02h53m UTC
Thursday, September 28
03h53m BST
Full Moon
in 14.7 weeks
Thursday, October 05
11h40m PDT
Thursday, October 05
18h40m UTC
Thursday, October 05
19h40m BST
Moon at perigee
(closest to Earth at 366857 km)
in 15.2 weeks
Sunday, October 08
22h52m PDT
Monday, October 09
05h52m UTC
Monday, October 09
06h52m BST
Last Quarter Moon
in 15.7 weeks
Thursday, October 12
05h25m PDT
Thursday, October 12
12h25m UTC
Thursday, October 12
13h25m BST
New Moon
in 16.7 weeks
Thursday, October 19
12h12m PDT
Thursday, October 19
19h12m UTC
Thursday, October 19
20h12m BST
Moon at apogee
(farthest from Earth at 405150 km)
in 17.5 weeks
Tuesday, October 24
19h26m PDT
Wednesday, October 25
02h26m UTC
Wednesday, October 25
03h26m BST
First Quarter Moon
in 17.9 weeks
Friday, October 27
15h22m PDT
Friday, October 27
22h22m UTC
Friday, October 27
23h22m BST
Full Moon
in 18.9 weeks
Friday, November 03
22h23m PDT
Saturday, November 04
05h23m UTC
Saturday, November 04
06h23m BST
Moon at perigee
(closest to Earth at 361437 km)
in 19.2 weeks
Sunday, November 05
17h10m PDT
Monday, November 06
00h10m UTC
Monday, November 06
01h10m BST
Last Quarter Moon
in 19.9 weeks
Friday, November 10
13h36m PDT
Friday, November 10
20h36m UTC
Friday, November 10
21h36m BST
New Moon
in 21.0 weeks
Saturday, November 18
04h42m PDT
Saturday, November 18
11h42m UTC
Saturday, November 18
12h42m BST
Moon at apogee
(farthest from Earth at 406131 km)
in 21.4 weeks
Tuesday, November 21
11h53m PDT
Tuesday, November 21
18h53m UTC
Tuesday, November 21
19h53m BST
First Quarter Moon
in 22.1 weeks
Sunday, November 26
10h03m PDT
Sunday, November 26
17h03m UTC
Sunday, November 26
18h03m BST
Full Moon
in 23.1 weeks
Sunday, December 03
08h47m PDT
Sunday, December 03
15h47m UTC
Sunday, December 03
16h47m BST
Moon at perigee
(closest to Earth at 357495 km)
in 23.2 weeks
Monday, December 04
01h43m PDT
Monday, December 04
08h43m UTC
Monday, December 04
09h43m BST
Last Quarter Moon
in 24.1 weeks
Sunday, December 10
00h51m PDT
Sunday, December 10
07h51m UTC
Sunday, December 10
08h51m BST
New Moon
in 25.2 weeks
Sunday, December 17
23h30m PDT
Monday, December 18
06h30m UTC
Monday, December 18
07h30m BST
Moon at apogee
(farthest from Earth at 406604 km)
in 25.3 weeks
Monday, December 18
18h28m PDT
Tuesday, December 19
01h28m UTC
Tuesday, December 19
02h28m BST
December Solstice
in 25.7 weeks
Thursday, December 21
09h28m PDT
Thursday, December 21
16h28m UTC
Thursday, December 21
17h28m BST
First Quarter Moon
in 26.4 weeks
Tuesday, December 26
02h20m PDT
Tuesday, December 26
09h20m UTC
Tuesday, December 26
10h20m 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

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