Primary Phases of Earth's Moon Each Month of the Year:
A.D. 2018

Also, Eclipses (beginning 2007 March); Monthly Times of Lunar Apogee and Perigee (beginning 2007 April)

A.D. 2018

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A.D. 2018

2018 January

* Mon., Jan. 1, 5:00 p.m. EST / 22:00 UTC - Moon at perigee - Distance to Earth: 221,559 statute miles / 356,565 kilometers.
Large tides predicted along ocean coastlines, due to proximity to the time of a Full Moon, this month a so-called "Super-Moon."

* Mon., Jan. 1, 9:24 p.m. EST / Jan. 2, 2:24 UTC - Primary Moon Phase: Full Moon (Wolf Moon).
Closest to Earth, and largest in appearance, Full Moon of 2018; a so-called "Super-Moon."

* Mon., Jan. 8, 5:25 p.m. EST / 22:25 UTC - Primary Moon Phase: Last Quarter.

* Sun., Jan. 14, 9:00 p.m. EST / Jan. 15, 2:00 UTC - Moon at apogee - Distance from Earth: 252,565 statute miles / 406,464 kilometers.

* Wed., Jan. 17, 9:17 p.m. EST / Jan. 18, 2:17 UTC - Primary Moon Phase: New Moon - Lunation # 1176.

* Wed., Jan. 24, 5:20 p.m. EST / 22:20 UTC - Primary Moon Phase: First Quarter.

* Tue., Jan. 30, 5:00 a.m. EST / 10:00 UTC - Moon at perigee - Distance from Earth: 223,068 statute miles / 358,994 kilometers.
Large tides predicted along ocean coastlines, due to proximity to the time of a Full Moon, this month a so-called "Super-Moon."

* Wed., Jan. 31, 8:27 a.m. EST / 13:27 UTC - Primary Moon Phase: Full Moon - "Blue Moon", second Full Moon in a calendar month.
Another so-called "Super-Moon."

* Wed., Jan. 31, 8:29:49.6 a.m. EST / 13:29:49.6 UTC - Time of greatest eclipse for Total Eclipse of the Moon, visible over most of the Earth except most of South America, most of Africa, Western Europe, and Antarctica.
An Eclipse of the Moon / Lunar Eclipse is the type of eclipse completely safe to watch with telescopes, binoculars, and the naked-eyes.

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2018 February

* Wed., Feb. 7, 10:54 a.m. EST / 15:54 UTC - Primary Moon Phase: Last Quarter.

* Sun., Feb. 11, 9:00 a.m. EST / 14:00 UTC - Moon at apogee: 252,090 statute miles / 405,700 kilometers.

* Thur., Feb. 15, 3:51:24.3 p.m. EST / 20:51:24.3 UTC - Time of greatest eclipse for A deep Partial Solar Eclipse visible in 2/3 of the Antarctic Continent, eastern portion of the Australian Continent, New Zealand, and much of the South American Continent: Link 1 *** Link 2
NEVER look directly at a Solar Eclipse or Eclipse of the Sun unless you have the training and proper equipment to do so safely!
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* Thur., Feb. 15, 4:05 p.m. EST / 21:05 UTC - Primary Moon Phase: New Moon - Lunation # 1177.

* Fri., Feb. 23, 3:09 a.m. EST / 8:09 UTC - Primary Moon Phase: First Quarter.

* Tue., Feb. 27, 10:00 a.m. EST / 15:00 UTC - Moon at perigee: 226,136 statute miles / 363,932 kilometers.

Current Phase *** Primary Phases Next 27.322 Days (Orbital Period)

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2018 March

* Thur., March 1, 7:51 p.m. EST / March 2, 0:51 UTC - Primary Moon Phase: Full Moon (Snow Moon).

* Fri., March 9, 6:20 a.m. EST / 11:20 UTC - Primary Moon Phase: Last Quarter.

* Sun., March 11, 5:17 a.m. EDT / 9:17 UTC - Moon at apogee: 251,455.251332218 statute miles / 404,678 kilometers.

* Sat., March 17, 9:12 a.m. EDT / 13:12 UTC - Primary Moon Phase: New Moon - Lunation # 1178.

* Sat., March 24, 11:35 a.m. EDT / 15:35 UTC - Primary Moon Phase: First Quarter.

* Mon., March 26, 1:00 p.m. EDT / 17:00 UTC - Moon at perigee: 229,351.835281952 statute miles / 369,106 kilometers.

* Sat., March 31, 8:37 a.m. EDT / 12:37 UTC - Primary Moon Phase: Full Moon (Worm Moon) - "Blue Moon", second Full Moon in a calendar month.

Current Phase *** Primary Phases Next 27.322 Days (Orbital Period)

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2018 April

* Sun., April 8, 2:00 a.m. EDT / 6:00 UTC - Moon apogee: 251,123.439115563 statute miles / 404,144 kilometers.

* Sun., April 8, 3:18 a.m. EDT / 7:18 UTC - Primary Moon Phase: Last Quarter.

* Sun., April 15, 9:57 p.m. EDT / April 16, 1:57 UTC - Primary Moon Phase: New Moon - Lunation # 1179.

* Fri., April 20, 11:00 a.m. EDT / 15:00 UTC - Moon at perigee: 229,108.257774595 statute miles / 368,714 kilometers.

* Sun., April 22, 5:46 p.m. EDT / 21:46 UTC - Primary Moon Phase: First Quarter.

* Sun., April 29, 8:58 p.m. EDT / April 30, 0:58 UTC - Primary Moon Phase: Full Moon. (Pink Moon)

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2018 May

* Sat., May 5, 9:00 p.m. EDT / May 6, 1:00 UTC - Moon at apogee: 251,317.928298734 statute miles / 404,457 kilometers.

* Mon., May 7, 10:09 p.m. EDT / May 8, 2:09 UTC - Primary Moon Phase: Last Quarter.

* Tue., May 15, 7:48 a.m. EDT / 11:48 UTC - Primary Moon Phase: New Moon - Lunation # 1180.

* Thur., May 17, 5:00 p.m. EDT / 21:00 UTC - Moon at perigee: 226,039.92683 statute miles / 363,776 kilometers.

* Mon., May 21, 11:49 p.m. EDT / May 22, 3:49 UTC - Primary Moon Phase: First Quarter.

* Tue., May 29, 10:20 a.m. EDT / 14:20 UTC - Primary Moon Phase: Full Moon (Flower Moon).

Current Phase *** Primary Phases Next 27.322 Days (Orbital Period)

Primary Phases of Moon Defined -- New Moon *** First Quarter *** Full Moon *** Last (or "Third") Quarter

Full Moon Names and Their Meanings, as Defined by Native Americans

2018 June

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2018 July

* Fri., July 20 (1969), 10:56:20 p.m. EDT / July 21, 2:56:20 UTC - "Moon Day" - Anniversary of the moment the first human (Neil Armstrong) set foot on the Earth's Moon, during the NASA mission of Apollo 11: Link 1 *** Link 2. (July 20)
Special Note: Neil Armstrong was originally scheduled to first step on the Moon during the early morning hours of Monday ("Moonday"), July 21. Although this historic moment actually occurred earlier than scheduled, during the July 20 television prime-time in America, it actually did occur on "Moonday," July 21 at 2:56:20 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the time-scale used by many scientists.
Also see: Personal remembrance of Apollo 11 mission.

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2018 August

Current Phase *** Primary Phases Next 27.322 Days (Orbital Period)

Primary Phases of Moon Defined -- New Moon *** First Quarter *** Full Moon *** Last (or "Third") Quarter

Full Moon Names and Their Meanings, as Defined by Native Americans

2018 September

Current Phase *** Primary Phases Next 27.322 Days (Orbital Period)

Primary Phases of Moon Defined -- New Moon *** First Quarter *** Full Moon *** Last (or "Third") Quarter

Full Moon Names and Their Meanings, as Defined by Native Americans

2018 October

Current Phase *** Primary Phases Next 27.322 Days (Orbital Period)

Primary Phases of Moon Defined -- New Moon *** First Quarter *** Full Moon *** Last (or "Third") Quarter

Full Moon Names and Their Meanings, as Defined by Native Americans

2018 November

Current Phase *** Primary Phases Next 27.322 Days (Orbital Period)

Primary Phases of Moon Defined -- New Moon *** First Quarter *** Full Moon *** Last (or "Third") Quarter

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2018 December

Current Phase *** Primary Phases Next 27.322 Days (Orbital Period)

Primary Phases of Moon Defined -- New Moon *** First Quarter *** Full Moon *** Last (or "Third") Quarter

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