The Moon Now
Sun in Virgo
Moon in Taurus
Waning Gibbous Moon
18 days old
Moon Phases 2019
Eastern Time Zone/US & Canada
Moon Phases for Amsterdam, Netherlands in 2019
|Lunation||New Moon||First Quarter||Full Moon||Third Quarter||Duration|
|1188||6 jan||02:28||14 jan||07:45||21 jan||06:16||27 jan||22:10||29d 19h 35m|
|1189||4 feb||22:03||12 feb||23:26||19 feb||16:53||26 feb||12:27||29d 19h 00m|
|1190||6 mrt||17:03||14 mrt||11:27||21 mrt||02:42||28 mrt||05:09||29d 16h 47m|
|1191||5 apr||10:50||12 apr||21:05||19 apr||13:12||27 apr||00:18||29d 13h 55m|
|1192||5 mei||00:45||12 mei||03:12||18 mei||23:11||26 mei||18:33||29d 11h 16m|
|1193||3 jun||12:01||10 jun||07:59||17 jun||10:30||25 jun||11:46||29d 9h 14m|
|1194||2 jul||21:16||9 jul||12:54||16 jul||23:38||25 jul||03:18||29d 7h 56m|
|1195||1 aug||05:11||7 aug||19:30||15 aug||14:29||23 aug||16:56||29d 7h 25m|
|1196||30 aug||12:37||6 sep||05:10||14 sep||06:32||22 sep||04:40||29d 7h 49m|
|1197||28 sep||20:26||5 okt||18:47||13 okt||23:07||21 okt||14:39||29d 9h 12m|
|1198||28 okt||04:38||4 nov||11:23||12 nov||14:34||19 nov||22:10||29d 11h 27m|
|1199||26 nov||16:05||4 dec||07:58||12 dec||06:12||19 dec||05:57||29d 14h 08m|
|1200||26 dec||06:13||29d 16h 29m|
|* All times are local time for Amsterdam. Time is adjusted for DST when applicable. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.|
2019 Moon Phases Calendar
|jan||6:, 14:, 21:, 27:|
|feb||4:, 12:, 19:, 26:|
|mrt||6:, 14:, 21:, 28:|
|apr||5:, 12:, 19:, 27:|
|mei||5:, 12:, 18:, 26:|
|jun||3:, 10:, 17:, 25:|
|jul||2:, 9:, 16:, 25:|
|aug||1:, 7:, 15:, 23:, 30:|
|sep||6:, 14:, 22:, 28:|
|okt||5:, 13:, 21:, 28:|
|nov||4:, 12:, 19:, 26:|
|dec||4:, 12:, 19:, 26:|
Moon Phases 2019 - Northern Hemisphere - 4K
Moon Phases 2019 - Southern Hemisphere - 4K
By Orion 8 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Moon Phases Explained
It takes our Moon about 29.5 days to completely cycle through all eight phases. Occasionally (about every 2.7 years) there are two Full Moons in the same month. This is referred to as a Blue Moon. Hence the saying
"Once in a Blue Moon".
The side of the moon facing the Earth is not illuminated. Additionally, the moon is up through out the day, and down through out the night. For these reasons we can not see the moon during this phase.
During this phase, part of the Moon is beginning to show. This lunar sliver can be seen each evening for a few minutes just after sunset. We say that the Moon is "waxing" because each night a little bit more is visible for a little bit longer.
During first quarter, 1/2 of the moon is visible for the first half of the evening, and then goes down, leaving the sky very dark.
When most of the Moon is visible we say it is a Gibbous Moon. Observers can see all but a little sliver of the moon. During this phase, the Moon remains in the sky most of the night.
When we can observe the entire face of the moon, we call it a Full Moon. A full moon will rise just as the evening begins, and will set about the time morning is ushered in.
Like the Waxing Gibbous Moon, during this phase, we can see all but a sliver of the Moon. The difference is that instead of seeing more of the Moon each night, we begin to see less and less of the Moon each night. This is what the word "waning" means.
During a Last Quarter Moon we can see exactly 1/2 of the Moon's lighted surface.
Finally, during a Waning Crescent Moon, observers on Earth can only see a small sliver of the Moon, and only just before morning. Each night less of the Moon is visible for less time.