Moon Phases Calendar | Moon Phases | Lunar Phases

Moon Phases Calendar is an easiest tool to find out the Moon Phases for any Month, Year and Timezone with colorful and realistic Moon Phases images.

Simply select the Month, Year, Timezone and Day Light Saving time if applicable  and click “Generate Moon Phases Calendar” it will display you how the moon will look like for selected month and day in calendar view.

Moon Phases Calendar

Moonphases Calendar Nov 2017 Moonphases Calendar
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1
hasta
90 % of Full
3 days before
Full Moon
Moon Distance = 376762 Km
2
hasta
96 % of Full
2 days before
Full Moon
Moon Distance = 371299 Km
3
chitra
99 % of Full
1 day before
Full Moon
Moon Distance = 366731 Km
4
swati
100 % of Full

Full Moon
Moon Distance = 363449 Km
5
vishakha
98 % of Full
1 day past
Full Moon
Moon Distance = 361703 Km
6
anuradha
93 % of Full
2 days past
Full Moon
Moon Distance = 361568 Km
7
jyeshtha
86 % of Full
3 days past
Full Moon
Moon Distance = 362945 Km
8
mula
76 % of Full
3 days before
Last Quarter
Moon Distance = 365585 Km
9
purva_ashadha
66 % of Full
2 days before
Last Quarter
Moon Distance = 369148 Km
10
uttara_ashadha
55 % of Full
1 day before
Last Quarter
Moon Distance = 373267 Km
11
shravana
44 % of Full

Last Quarter
Moon Distance = 377617 Km
12
dhanishtha
33 % of Full
1 day past
Last Quarter
Moon Distance = 381947 Km
13
shatabhisha
24 % of Full
2 days past
Last Quarter
Moon Distance = 386093 Km
14
purva_bhadrapada
16 % of Full
3 days past
Last Quarter
Moon Distance = 389963 Km
15
uttara_bhadrapada
09 % of Full
3 days before
New Moon
Moon Distance = 393512 Km
16
revati
04 % of Full
2 days before
New Moon
Moon Distance = 396717 Km
17
revati
01 % of Full
1 day before
New Moon
Moon Distance = 399555 Km
18
ashwini
00 % of Full

New Moon
Moon Distance = 401992 Km
19
bharani
01 % of Full
1 day past
New Moon
Moon Distance = 403963 Km
20
krittika
03 % of Full
2 days past
New Moon
Moon Distance = 405368 Km
21
krittika
08 % of Full
2 days past
New Moon
Moon Distance = 406077 Km
22
rohini
13 % of Full
3 days past
New Moon
Moon Distance = 405940 Km
23
mrigashira
20 % of Full
3 days before
First Quarter
Moon Distance = 404821 Km
24
ardra
28 % of Full
2 days before
First Quarter
Moon Distance = 402624 Km
25
punarvasu
38 % of Full
1 day before
First Quarter
Moon Distance = 399312 Km
26
pushya
47 % of Full

First Quarter
Moon Distance = 394927 Km
27
pushya
56 % of Full

First Quarter
Moon Distance = 389600 Km
28
ashlesha
67 % of Full
1 day past
First Quarter
Moon Distance = 383575 Km
29
magha
77 % of Full
2 days past
First Quarter
Moon Distance = 377217 Km
30
purva_phalguni
86 % of Full
3 days past
First Quarter
Moon Distance = 370997 Km
  
 

Moon Phases Calendar Explained

Moon Phases calculations are based on your selection of data and you can find out the past and future moon phases. The easiest way to explain the moon phases or moon cycle is New Moon, Full Moon, First Quarter, Last Quarter and the remaining moon phases in between.

New Moon occurs when the moon is positioned between the earth and sun and Moon is very close to the Sun so that none of the moon side facing Earth is illuminated .

At Full Moon the earth, moon and sun are in approximate alignment, just as the New Moon, but the moon is on the opposite side of the earth. Lunar Eclipse occurs on Full Moon day when the earth lies in between sun and moon.

The Moon is behind the Earth with respect to the Sun. Moon rises with the side that faces Earth fully exposed to sunlight.

The First Quarter and Last Quarter moon happens when the moon is at 90 degree angle with respect to the earth and sun. So we are seeing exactly half of the moon illuminated and half in shadow.

The Moon takes 27.3 days to orbit Earth, but the lunar phase cycle is 29.5 days. In some days you will find Full Moon or New Moon for two consecutive days, the reason being is the full moon might have started in the late evening and will end on next day.

This is the reason you will find Full Moon or New Moon in two days, Panchangam Calculator gives you the start date, time and end date time of either Full Moon day or New Moon day.

Different Moon Phases

An easiest way to remember the Moon Phases is by remembering the words crescent, gibbous, waxing and waning. The word crescent refers to the phases where the moon is less than half illuminated.

The word gibbous refers to phases where the moon is more than half illuminated. Waxing refers to the period from New Moon to Full Moon or “growing” in illumination.

Waning refers to period from Full Moon to New Moon or “shrinking” in illumination. After the new moon, the sunlit portion is increasing, but less than half, so it is waxing crescent.

After the first quarter, the sunlit portion is still increasing, but now it is more than half, so it is waxing gibbous. After the full moon, the light continually decreases, So the waning gibbous phase occurs next. Third quarter is the waning crescent, which is the new moon.

Importance of Moon in India/Vedic Astrology

Based on Moon position in Indian / Vedic Astrology, persons Calculation of Ascendant or Lagna has been carried out which is very important in Birth Chart or Horoscope.

Similarly in Vedic Astrology position of Moon is used to find out a persons Birth star or Janma Nakshatra, Moonsign or Rashi.