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.




London, United Kingdom - Moonrise and moonset in December 19, 2018

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2018 Moon phase Moonrise | Moonset Visible moon surface Distance to Earth
Dec Rise Set Rise [km]
1 00:22 13:45 39,4 % 367.514
2 01:39 14:07 28,9 % 370.887
3 02:53 14:29 19,5 % 374.957
4 04:07 14:52 11,7 % 379.488
5 05:21 15:18 5,8 % 384.231
6 06:31 15:48 1,9 % 388.935
7 07:21 07:39 16:22 0,1 % 393.367
8 08:41 17:04 0,4 % 397.320
9 09:36 17:52 2,7 % 400.624
10 10:22 18:47 6,7 % 403.144
11 11:00 19:47 12,3 % 404.785
12 11:32 20:49 19,1 % 405.482
13 11:58 21:53 27,1 % 405.203
14 12:21 22:59 35,8 % 403.947
15 11:49 12:42 45,2 % 401.746
16 00:05 13:02 54,8 % 398.671
17 01:13 13:22 64,5 % 394.837
18 02:23 13:43 73,8 % 390.410
19 Waxing crescent 03:37
14:07
82,5 % 385.603
20 04:52 14:36 90,0 % 380.672
21 06:09 15:13 95,7 % 375.898
22 17:50 07:25 16:00 99,1 % 371.569
23 08:33 16:59 99,9 % 367.953
24 09:32 18:09 97,8 % 365.275
25 10:19 19:28 92,9 % 363.700
26 10:56 20:49 85,5 % 363.318
27 11:27 22:09 76,2 % 364.142
28 11:52 23:28 65,7 % 366.104
29 09:36 12:14 54,6 % 369.071
30 00:43 12:36 43,6 % 372.849
31 01:58 12:59 33,1 % 377.206
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 - December 2018, London

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
2 02:25 00:52 10:47
3 03:39
4 19:19
5
6 19:34 08:52
7 15:55 16:02 07:21
8 22:26 08:21 03:11
9 11:22 19:02 04:47
10
11 10:59
12
13 20:45 03:49
14
15 21:06 12:49 14:54 11:49
16 02:59 19:02
17 02:18 13:14 00:16
18 08:49
19 20:53
20 11:52
21
22 22:46 04:50 17:50
23 08:09 05:41
24 22:20 15:35 17:47
25 03:54
26 12:58
27 21:22
28 05:54
29 15:20 09:36
30 00:52 01:59 00:21
31 13:27 13:37 16:42
New Moon
First quarter
Full Moon
Last quarter

Moon Phases Calendar 2018

Full Moon Time:
2 January, Tuesday 2:25:30
31 January, Wednesday 13:27:46
2 March, Friday 0:52:11
31 March, Saturday 13:37:47
30 April, Monday 1:59:15
29 May, Tuesday 15:20:48
28 June, Thursday 5:54:35
27 July, Friday 21:22:19
26 August, Sunday 12:58:25
25 September, Tuesday 3:54:49
24 October, Wednesday 17:47:34
23 November, Friday 5:41:27
22 December, Saturday 17:50:27