Earth’s Moon

craters on moon

 

Earth’s Moon

See a photo of the September 27, 2015 Total Lunar Eclipse at the bottom of this page.

The earth’s moon is only 239,000 miles away.  We landed astronauts on the moon six times and collected over 836 pounds of rocks.

We think the moon is about the same age as the earth, which is 4.3 billion years.

Moon Phases for 2021

January

6  Last Quarter    13 New Moon    20  First Quarter    28  Full Moon

February

4  Last Quarter    11 New Moon    19  First Quarter    27  Full Moon

March

5    Last Quarter    13  New Moon    21  First Quarter    28  Full Moon

April

4    Last Quarter    11  New Moon    20  First Quarter    26  Full Moon

May

3    Last Quarter    11  New Moon    17  First Quarter    26  Full Moon

June

2    Last Quarter    10  New Moon    17  First Quarter    24  Full Moon

July

1    Last Quarter     9 New Moon    17    First Quarter    23  Full Moon    31 Last Quarter

August

8    New Moon    15  First Quarter    22  Full Moon     30  Last Quarter

September

6   New Moon    13  First Quarter    20   Full Moon    28   Last Quarter

October

6   New Moon    12   First Quarter    20   Full Moon    28  Last Quarter

November

4   New Moon    11  First Quarter    19  Full Moon    27  Last Quarter

December

4    New Moon    10  First Quarter    18  Full Moon    26  Last Quarter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Lunar Eclipse on September 27, 2015     Photo credit:   K. Blackwellfull moon with reddish coloring

 

 

 

 

 

Next total lunar eclipse will occur on January 20, 2019.  Go to the home page and click on “Events” to see additional information.