Moon Phases Calendar

For optimal auroral viewing, the Moon may not disturb because light from the Moon can be very bright which causes faint aurora to be barely visible, especially when the chances for auroral viewing are low. Below you'll find the Moon Phases for the current and next month so that you'll know exactly when the Moon will be a disturbing factor.

January 2017

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
            1
Waxing Crescent
Waxing Crescent
2
Waxing Crescent
Waxing Crescent
3
Waxing Crescent
Waxing Crescent
4
Waxing Crescent
Waxing Crescent
5
Waxing Crescent
Waxing Crescent
6
First Quarter
First Quarter
7
Waxing Gibbious
Waxing Gibbious
8
Waxing Gibbious
Waxing Gibbious
9
Waxing Gibbious
Waxing Gibbious
10
Waxing Gibbious
Waxing Gibbious
11
Waxing Gibbious
Waxing Gibbious
12
Waxing Gibbious
Waxing Gibbious
13
Full Moon
Full Moon
14
Waning Gibbious
Waning Gibbious
15
Waning Gibbious
Waning Gibbious
16
Waning Gibbious
Waning Gibbious
17
Waning Gibbious
Waning Gibbious
18
Waning Gibbious
Waning Gibbious
19
Waning Gibbious
Waning Gibbious
20
Waning Gibbious
Waning Gibbious
21
Last Quarter
Last Quarter
22
Waning Crescent
Waning Crescent
23
Waning Crescent
Waning Crescent
24
Waning Crescent
Waning Crescent
25
Waning Crescent
Waning Crescent
26
Waning Crescent
Waning Crescent
27
New Moon
New Moon
28
New Moon
New Moon
29
Waxing Crescent
Waxing Crescent
30
Waxing Crescent
Waxing Crescent
31
Waxing Crescent
Waxing Crescent
         

February 2017

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
    1
Waxing Crescent
Waxing Crescent
2
Waxing Crescent
Waxing Crescent
3
Waxing Crescent
Waxing Crescent
4
First Quarter
First Quarter
5
First Quarter
First Quarter
6
Waxing Gibbious
Waxing Gibbious
7
Waxing Gibbious
Waxing Gibbious
8
Waxing Gibbious
Waxing Gibbious
9
Waxing Gibbious
Waxing Gibbious
10
Waxing Gibbious
Waxing Gibbious
11
Full Moon
Full Moon
12
Full Moon
Full Moon
13
Waning Gibbious
Waning Gibbious
14
Waning Gibbious
Waning Gibbious
15
Waning Gibbious
Waning Gibbious
16
Waning Gibbious
Waning Gibbious
17
Waning Gibbious
Waning Gibbious
18
Waning Gibbious
Waning Gibbious
19
Last Quarter
Last Quarter
20
Last Quarter
Last Quarter
21
Waning Crescent
Waning Crescent
22
Waning Crescent
Waning Crescent
23
Waning Crescent
Waning Crescent
24
Waning Crescent
Waning Crescent
25
New Moon
New Moon
26
New Moon
New Moon
27
New Moon
New Moon
28
Waxing Crescent
Waxing Crescent
         
             
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