Moon phase and times of moonrise and moonset

We can calculate the moonrise, moonset, the moon phase, visible surface of the moon and its distance from the earth for almost any place on Earth and for any date of the year. Select date and a place and see the results.




Ashburn, United States - Moonrise and moonset in May 16, 2021

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2021 Moon phase Moonrise | Moonset Visible moon surface Distance to Earth
May Rise Set Rise [km]
1 00:37 09:56 78,9 % 368.288
2 01:36 11:01 68,8 % 371.969
3 15:51 02:24 12:08 58,2 % 376.304
4 03:03 13:15 47,5 % 381.024
5 03:36 14:18 37,2 % 385.853
6 04:03 15:21 27,7 % 390.533
7 04:27 16:20 19,3 % 394.833
8 04:51 17:19 12,2 % 398.565
9 05:14 18:17 6,6 % 401.584
10 05:38 19:16 2,7 % 403.786
11 15:01 06:03 20:15 0,5 % 405.105
12 06:32 21:15 0,1 % 405.502
13 07:06 22:13 1,4 % 404.967
14 07:45 23:10 4,6 % 403.513
15 08:30 9,4 % 401.179
16 Waxing crescent 00:03
09:22
15,8 % 398.039
17 00:51 10:20 23,5 % 394.201
18 01:33 11:23 32,4 % 389.817
19 15:13 02:09 12:28 42,3 % 385.084
20 02:41 13:36 52,8 % 380.240
21 03:11 14:45 63,4 % 375.551
22 03:40 15:56 73,8 % 371.296
23 04:08 17:09 83,3 % 367.742
24 04:38 18:25 91,2 % 365.124
25 05:13 19:44 96,9 % 363.623
26 07:14 05:53 21:02 99,7 % 363.346
27 06:41 22:16 99,5 % 364.316
28 07:38 23:22 96,3 % 366.470
29 08:43 90,4 % 369.665
30 00:17 09:52 82,5 % 373.688
31 01:01 11:01 73,2 % 378.278
New Moon
First quarter
Full Moon
Last quarter

Notes:

  • Moonrise can take place after the moonset.
  • Moonrise or moonset does not occur in the particular date and / or location. Both situations are pretty normal.
  • The azimuth (0°-360°) is a horizontal angular measurement. The azimuth is the angle between the north vector and the projection of the star or moon down onto the horizon, e.g. if the moon is exactly on the east, then its azimuth is exactly 90°.

Moon Phases Calendar - May 2021, Ashburn

The Moon phase cycle repeats on average every 29.53 days. The approximate phase of the Moon can be calculated for any date by calculating the number of days since a known New Moon (such as January 16, 2014) and dividing this number by 29.530588853. The difference between two dates can be calculated by subtracting the Julian Day Number of one from that of the other. The estimation is not exact because it assumes a perfectly circular orbit. The calculation may be off by several hours. The distance of the Moon from the earth varies because of the Moon´s elliptical orbit. The distance usually varies between about 363 345 km and 405 500 km. The closes distance to the earth could be however approximately 357.000 kilometer.

When is the next Super Moon? According to Nolle´s definition of the Super Moon, the distance of the New or Full Moon to the earth should not exceed 361.863 kilometers. The Full Moon on January 21st and on February 19th is the next Supermoon in 2019.


 JanFebMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
1 17:12
2 03:26
3 15:51
4 12:38 06:04 17:15 02:44
5 20:32
6 04:38 20:52 07:05
7
8 09:50
9 21:17
10 06:54 20:37
11 14:08 22:32 15:01 07:48
12 23:27
13 00:02 05:23 16:41
14
15 11:21
16
17 23:54 06:11
18 23:37
19 13:49 15:13 03:59
20 16:03 03:00 19:54 10:57
21 10:41
22 08:02
23 22:37
24 14:40
25
26 23:33 07:14 21:26
27 03:19 07:29
28 14:18 14:50 21:58 16:06
29
30 03:15
31 17:12 09:18
New Moon
First quarter
Full Moon
Last quarter

Moon Phases Calendar 2021

Full Moon Time:
28 January, Thursday 14:18:36
27 February, Saturday 3:19:36
28 March, Sunday 14:50:04
26 April, Monday 23:33:05
26 May, Wednesday 7:14:51
24 June, Thursday 14:40:14
23 July, Friday 22:37:28
22 August, Sunday 8:02:15
20 September, Monday 19:54:44
20 October, Wednesday 10:57:41
19 November, Friday 3:59:41
18 December, Saturday 23:37:59