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MOON TEACHINGS FOR THE MASSES


The following table lists the dates, phases, and declinations for the Moon at the southernmost and northernmost extremes for each month during the period 2005-2007, centered on the year 2006 when the Moon is at the peak of its 18.6-year cycle. These data were derived using the 'Ephemeris Generator' available through JPL.


DATES OF LUNAR EXTREMES DURING THE 2005-2007 MAJOR LUNAR STANDSTILL

Moon @ Southern Limit

Moon @ Northern Limit

Date Lunar Phase Declination Date Lunar Phase Declination
Jan. 9, 20051 day before new-28°05'Jan. 22, 20053 days before full+27°37'
Feb. 5, 20054 days before new-28°21'Feb. 18, 20055 days before full+27°55'
Mar. 4, 20056 days before new-28°27'Mar. 17, 20051st quarter full+28°01'
April 1, 20053rd quarter-28°28'April 14, 20056 days after new+28°02'
April 28, 20055 days after full-28°34'May 11, 20054 days after new+27°55'
May 25, 20052 days after full-28°46'June 7, 20051 day after new+27°35'
June 21, 2005Full Moon on Summer Solstice-28°48'July 5, 20051 day before new+27°25'
July 19, 20051 day before full-29°01'Aug. 1, 20053 days before new+27°29'
Aug. 15, 20054 days before full-29°09'Aug. 28, 20056 days before new+27°38'
Sept. 11, 20051st quarter near Equinox-29°17'Sept. 24, 20053rd quarter near Equinox+27°42'
Oct. 9, 20051st quarter near Equinox-29°24'Oct. 22, 20056 days after full+27°42'
Nov. 5, 20054 days after new-29°16'Nov. 18, 20053 days after full+27°49'
Dec. 2, 20051 day after new-28°57'Dec. 15, 2005Full Moon near Winter Solstice+27°50'
Dec. 30, 2005New Moon near Winter Solstice-28°41'Jan. 11, 20062 days before full+27°52'
Jan. 26, 20063 days before new-28°47'Feb. 8, 20064 days before full+28°16'
Feb. 22, 20065 days before new-28°43'March 7, 20061st quarter near Equinox+28°29'
March 22, 20063rd quarter near Equinox-28°52'April 3, 20065 days after new+28°22'
April 18, 20065 days after full-28°58'May 1, 20064 days after new+28°11'
May 15, 20063 days after full-28°58'May 28, 20063 days after new+27°58'
June 11, 2006Full Moon near Summer Solstice-28°55'June 24, 20061 day before new+27°38'
July 9, 20061 day before full-29°11'July 22, 20062 days before new+27°37'
Aug. 5, 20063 days before full-29°27'Aug. 18, 20065 days before new+27°45'
Sept. 2, 20065 days before full-29°26'Sept. 15, 20063rd quarter near Equinox+27°50'
Sept. 29, 20061st quarter near Equinox-29°33'Oct. 11, 20065 days after full+27°45'
Oct. 26, 20065 days after new-29°19'Nov. 8, 20064 days after full+27°45'
Nov. 22, 20062 days after new-28°56'Dec. 5, 20061 day after full+27°50'
Dec. 20, 2006New Moon on Winter Solstice-28°42'Jan. 1, 20072 days before full+27°49'
Jan. 16, 20072 days before new-28°45'Jan. 29, 20073 days before full+28°10'
Feb. 12, 20075 days before new-28°43'Feb. 25, 2007~1st quarter+28°22'
March 12, 2007~3rd quarter near Equinox-28°44'March 24, 2007~1st quarter near Equinox+28°16'
April 8, 20076 days after full-28°47'April 21, 20074 days after new+27°57'
May 5, 20074 days after full-28°43'May 18, 20072 days after new+27°47'
June 1, 20071 day after full-28°40'June 14, 2007New Moon near Summer Solstice+27°23'
June 29, 2007Full Moon near Summer Solstice-28°48'July 12, 20072 days before new+27°23'
July 26, 20073 days before full-29°07'Aug. 8, 20074 days before new+27°27'
Aug. 22, 20075 days before full-29°09'Sept. 4, 20073rd quarter+27°26'
Sept. 19, 20071st quarter near Equinox-29°07'Oct. 1, 20075 days after full+27°17'
Oct. 16, 20076 days after new-28°57'Oct. 29, 20074 days after full+27°17'
Nov. 12, 20073 days after new-28°35'Nov. 25, 20071 day after full+27°19'
Dec. 9, 2007New Moon near Winter Solstice-28°14'Dec. 23, 2007Full Moon near Winter Solstice+27°16'


  A project conceived by Dr. Judith S. Young
 Professor of Astronomy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
 e-mail: Judith Young at young@astro.umass.edu

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