Moon phases 2021 in text format

Read a list of the phases of the moon for all of 2021.

Moon phases and labels.

When the moon is growing larger from new to full it is waxing. When the moon’s phase is shrinking toward new it’s called waning. The last quarter moon can also be called the 3rd quarter moon. Image via NASA/ Bill Dunford. Click here for 4 keys to understanding moon phases.

Below are the monthly lunar phases for 2021 in text format, with date and time in UTC and the exact distance of the moon from Earth. Translate UTC to your time.

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Last Quarter / January 6, 2021 / 09:38 (09:38 AM) / 226,614 miles

New Moon / January 13, 2021 / 05:02 (05:02 AM) / 234,586 miles

First Quarter / January 20, 2021 / 21:03 (09:03 PM) / 251,781 miles

Full Moon / January 28, 2021 / 19:18 (07:18 PM) / 238,592 miles

Last Quarter / February 4, 2021 / 17:38 (05:38 PM) / 225,771 miles

New Moon / February 11, 2021 / 19:08 (07:08 PM) / 240,601 miles

First Quarter / February 19, 2021 / 18:49 (06:49 PM) / 251,290 miles

Full Moon / February 27, 2021 / 08:19 (08:19 AM) / 232,832 miles

Last Quarter / March 6, 2021 / 01:32 (01:32 AM) / 227,337 miles

New Moon / March 13, 2021 / 10:23 (10:23 AM) / 246,297 miles

First Quarter / March 21, 2021 / 14:41 (02:41 PM) / 247,918 miles

Full Moon / March 28, 2021 / 18:50 (06:50 PM) / 228,465 miles

Last Quarter / April 4, 2021 / 10:04 (10:04 AM) / 231,039 miles

New Moon / April 12, 2021 / 02:32 (02:32 AM) / 250,386 miles

First Quarter / April 20, 2021 / 07:00 (07:00 AM) / 242,669 miles

Full Moon / April 27, 2021 / 03:33 (03:33 AM) / 226,098 miles

Last Quarter / May 3, 2021 / 19:51 (07:51 PM) / 236,242 miles

New Moon / May 11, 2021 / 19:01 (07:01 PM) / 251,964 miles

First Quarter / May 19, 2021 / 19:13 (07:13 PM) / 236,868 miles

Full Moon / May 26, 2021 / 11:14 (11:14 AM) / 225,959 miles

Last Quarter / June 2, 2021 / 07:26 (07:26 AM) / 242,011 miles

New Moon / June 10, 2021 / 10:54 (10:54 AM) / 250,735 miles

First Quarter / June 18, 2021 / 03:54 (03:54 AM) / 231,660 miles

Full Moon / June 24, 2021 / 18:40 (06:40 PM) / 228,003 miles

Last Quarter / July 1, 2021 / 21:12 (09:12 PM) / 247,243 miles

New Moon / July 10, 2021 / 01:17 (01:17 AM) / 247,051 miles

First Quarter / July 17, 2021 / 10:11 (10:11 AM) / 227,841 miles

Full Moon / July 24, 2021 / 02:37 (02:37 AM) / 231,943 miles

Last Quarter / July 31, 2021 / 13:18 (01:18 PM) / 250,842 miles

New Moon / August 8, 2021 / 13:50 (01:50 PM) / 241,780 miles

First Quarter / August 15, 2021 / 15:21 (03:21 PM) / 225,915 miles

Full Moon / August 22, 2021 / 12:02 (12:02 PM) / 237,230 miles

Last Quarter / August 30, 2021 / 07:15 (07:15 AM) / 251,953 miles

New Moon / September 7, 2021 / 00:52 (12:52 AM) / 236,031 miles

First Quarter / September 13, 2021 / 20:41 (08:41 PM) / 226,155 miles

Full Moon / September 20, 2021 / 23:54 (11:54 PM) / 243,024 miles

Last Quarter / September 29, 2021 / 01:58 (01:58 AM) / 250,220 miles

New Moon / October 6, 2021 / 11:05 (11:05 AM) / 230,883 miles

First Quarter / October 13, 2021 / 03:27 (03:27 AM) / 228,609 miles

Full Moon / October 20, 2021 / 14:57 (02:57 PM) / 248,172 miles

Last Quarter / October 28, 2021 / 20:06 (08:06 PM) / 245,969 miles

New Moon / November 4, 2021 / 21:15 (09:15 PM) / 227,240 miles

First Quarter / November 11, 2021 / 12:48 (12:48 PM) / 233,039 miles

Full Moon / November 19, 2021 / 08:59 (08:59 AM) / 251,391 miles

Last Quarter / November 27, 2021 / 12:29 (12:29 PM) / 240,185 miles

New Moon / December 4, 2021 / 07:44 (07:44 AM) / 225,757 miles

First Quarter / December 11, 2021 / 01:37 (01:37 AM) / 238,815 miles

Full Moon / December 19, 2021 / 04:37 (04:37 AM) / 251,726 miles

Last Quarter / December 27, 2021 / 02:26 (02:26 AM) / 234,215 miles

Bottom line: Phases of the moon for 2021 with date, exact UTC time, and distance from Earth.

Claudia Crowley