Astronomy Essentials

Moon facts at your fingertips

Do you want to know the date of the full moon? The full moon’s name? The moon’s current phase? The moon’s rising and setting time? How about when the moon is at perigee – closest to Earth for the month? Or maybe how long the lunar month lasts this time around? Find all this and more on our moon facts page. If you can’t find what you’re seeking, contact us and we’ll try to help you!

Understanding moon phases by Deborah Byrd

Full moon names by EarthSky

Moon phases by Fred Espenak

When is the next total lunar eclipse for North America? by EarthSky

How do I watch a total lunar eclipse? by EarthSky

Current moon phase by the US Naval Observatory

Moon phases by the US Naval Observatory

Moonrise/moonset almanacs by EarthSky

Lunar perigee and apogee calculator by John Walker

Monthly lunar standstills: 2001-2100 by

Moon at Perigee and Apogee 2001 to 2100 by Fred Espenak

Duration of the lunar month by

Duration of the lunar month by Astropixels

Moon distance calculator by

Tide almanacs by EarthSky

December 5, 2011
Astronomy Essentials

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