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The Phases of the Moon Lunar Calendar 2013 and 2014 UK

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Why don't the phases of the moon occur on the same day each month?

The different phases of the moon do not happen on the same days each month because the moon's orbit around the Earth does not take exactly one month. The cycle of the phases from new moon to new moon, takes 29 and 1/2 days. Because of this, moon phases can happen anywhere during the months.

Note: It's important to view the lunar phases for the hemisphere you live in. The lunar phases look different depending on which half of the world you are looking at it from. If you are viewing the moon from the southern hemisphere, the Moon would be illuminated from the other side from the northern hemisphere (i.e. the waning moon would be illuminated on the RIGHT.) See more here

Phases of the Moon Calendar 2013

Phases of the Moon Calendar 2014

Phases of the moon as seen in the Northern Hemisphere
Phases of the moon as seen in the Northern Hemisphere

Phases of the moon as seen in the Southern Hemisphere


Moon Calendar 2013

September 2013

October 2013

November 2013

December 2013



Moon Calendar 2014


January 2014

February 2014

Why does the moon change shape?
(Phases of the moon)

March 2014

April 2014

Did you know?
The Moon rises 50 minutes later each night, and so it sometimes rises during the day.

May 2014

June 2014

July 2014

August 2014

September 2014

October 2014

November 2014

December 2014

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Who finds this page useful?

As a kayaker in the desert southwest, I usually go kayaking before the sun comes up, since this is the coolest part of the day - I user your moon calendar to pick the most well-lit times (mostly full moon) - thanks for your great page!

I use your moon calendar to help me record the phases of the moon for my homework when it is too cloudy to see the moon.

The moon phases are a very real factor in the feeding patterns of fish. I have used your moon phases to help me find out about the best fishing times. Sea fish feed better on a full moon, a great website thanks.

The phases of the moon are important to freshwater anglers as well. The new moon and full moon phases are particularly important as the two or three days following these two phases will result in more fish activity.

I used your moon calendar to know when the full moon was as it is the best time to plant. In the olden days, watching the moon was the only way to know when it was time to plant.

We are having a discussion in a photography forum about the best settings to photograph the full moon, so your moon data is particularly helpful in planning for this. Thanks.

Thanks for the moon phases as I now know 2 Nov 09 is the Loi Kratong festival in Thailand which is going to be the highlight of my holiday there

Moth Collector
Thanks for the information on Moon phases. I use it, in conjunction with the weather forecast for my area, to decide the best nights to put out my moth trap. The best nights are overcast or dark nights, so I need to know how bright the moon is going to be.

Wedding DJ
I found your full moon phases planner really useful for summer weddings, if there is likely to be a full moon, and I have a marquee or rural disco, I can moderate the light leakage so people outside can really enjoy the evening.

As a pagan I use the phases as a source of energies at different times.

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