Moon Phases 2020 Calendar

Moon Phases 2020 Calendar Moon phases represent the lunar cycle which is considered to be very important when it comes to calculation of days and dates. The Moon Phases Calendar is used as a reference in many religious calendars whose festivals, cultural events and other activities are based on the visibility and movement of the Moon, such as the Islamic Calendar.

The Moon Phases Calendar begins with the day from the New Moon and follows the transitions wherein first, the size of the Moon keeps on increasing and then after the Full Moon, the size keeps on decreasing until it is a No Moon night. These phases are noted, and then the dates of the Moon Phases Calendar are derived. You can see the calendar for Moon Phases 2020 Calendar below and plan your year accordingly.

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Moon Phases 2020 Calendar: Moon Phases & Time

Day and Date Moon Phase
Wed, Thu Jan 1 - 2 Waxing Crescent
Fri Jan 3 First Quarter
Sat - Thu Jan 4 - 9 Waxing Gibbous
Fri Jan 10 FULL MOON at 19:21
Sat - Thu Jan 11 - 16 Waning Gibbous
Fri Jan 17 Last Quarter
Sat - Thu Jan 18 - 23 Waning Crescent
Fri Jan 24 NEW MOON at 21:41
Sat - Fri Jan 25 - 31 Waxing Crescent
Sat - Sun Feb 1 - 2 First Quarter
Mon - Sat Feb 3 - 8 Waxing Gibbous
Sun Feb 9 FULL MOON at 07:33
Mon - Fri Feb 10 - 14 Waning Gibbous
Sat - Sun Feb 15 - 16 Last Quarter
Mon - Sat Feb 17 - 22 Waning Crescent
Sun Feb 23 NEW MOON at 15:31
Mon - Sat Feb 24 - 29 Waxing Crescent
Sun Mar 1 Waxing Crescent
Mon Mar 2 First Quarter
Tue - Sun Mar 3 - 8 Waxing Gibbous
Mon Mar 9 FULL MOON at 17:47
Tue - Sun March 10 - 15 Waning Gibbous
Mon Mar 16 Last Quarter
Tue - Mon Mar 17 - 23 Waning Crescent
Tue Mar 24 NEW MOON at 09:28
Wed - Tue Mar 25 - 31 Waxing Crescent
Wed Apr 1 First Quarter
Thu - Tue Apr 2 - 7 Waxing Gibbous
Wed Apr 8 FULL MOON at 02:34
Thu - Mon Apr 9 - 13 Waning Gibbous
Tue - Wed Apr 14 - 15 Last Quarter
Thu - Wed Apr 16 - 22 Waning Crescent
Thu Apr 23 NEW MOON at 02:25
Fri - Wed Apr 24 - 29 Waxing Crescent
Thu Apr 30 First Quarter
Fri - Wed May 1 - 6 Waxing Gibbous
Thu May 7 FULL MOON at 10:45
Fri - Wed May 8 - 13 Waning Gibbous
Thu May 14 Last Quarter
Fri - Thu May 15 - 21 Waning Crescent
Fri May 22 NEW MOON at 17:38
Sat - Fri May 23 - 29 Waxing Crescent
Sat May 30 First Quarter
Sun May 31 Waxing Gibbous
Mon - Thu Jun 1 - 4 Waxing Gibbous
Fri June 5 FULL MOON at 19:12
Sat - Fri Jun 6 - 12 Waning Gibbous
Sat Jun 13 Last Quarter
Sun - Sat Jun 14 - 20 Waning Crescent
Sun Jun 21 NEW MOON at 06:41
Mon - Sat Jun 22 - 27 Waxing Crescent
Sun Jun 28 First Quarter
Mon - Tue Jun 29 - 30 Waxing Gibbous
Wed - Sat Jul 1 - 4 Waxing Gibbous
Sun Jul 5 FULL MOON at 04:44
Mon - Sat Jul 6 - 11 Waning Gibbous
Sun - Mon Jul 12 - 13 Last Quarter
Tue - Sun Jul 14 - 19 Waning Crescent
Mon Jul 20 NEW MOON at 17:32
Tue - Sun Jul 21 - 26 Waxing Crescent
Mon Jul 27 First Quarter
Tue - Fri Jul 28 - 31 Waxing Gibbous
Sat - Sun Aug 1 - 2 Waxing Gibbous
Mon Aug 3 FULL MOON at 15:58
Tue - Mon Aug 4 - 10 Waning Gibbous
Tue Aug 11 Last Quarter
Wed - Tue Aug 12 - 18 Waning Crescent
Wed Aug 19 NEW MOON at 02:41
Thu - Mon Aug 20 - 24 Waxing Crescent
Tue Aug 25 First Quarter
Wed - Mon Aug 26 - 31 Waxing Gibbous
Tue Sep 1 Waxing Gibbous
Wed Sep 2 FULL MOON at 05:21
Thu - Wed Sep 3 - 9 Waning Gibbous
Thu Sep 10 Last Quarter
Fri - Wed Sep 11 - 16 Waning Crescent
Thu Sep 17 NEW MOON at 11:00
Fri - Wed Sep 18 - 23 Waxing Crescent
Thu Sep 24 First Quarter
Fri - Wed Sep 25 - 30 Waxing Gibbous
Thu Oct 1 FULL MOON at 21:05
Fri - Thu Oct 2 - 8 Waning Gibbous
Fri - Sat Oct 9 - 10 Last Quarter
Sun - Thu Oct 11 - 15 Waning Crescent
Fri Oct 16 NEW MOON at 19:30
Sat - Thu Oct 17 - 22 Waxing Crescent
Fri Oct 23 First Quarter
Sat - Fri Oct 24 - 30 Waxing Gibbous
Sat Oct 31 FULL MOON at 14:49
Sun -Sat Nov 7 Waning Gibbous
Sun Nov 8 Last Quarter
Mon - Sat Nov 9 - 14 Waning Crescent
Sun Nov 15 NEW MOON at 05:07
Mon - Sat Nov 16 - 21 Waxing Crescent
Sun Nov 22 First Quarter
Mon - Sun Nov 23 - 29 Waxing Gibbous
Mon Nov 30 FULL MOON at 09:29
Tue - Sun Dec 1 - 6 Waning Gibbous
Mon - Tue Dec 7 - 8 Last Quarter
Wed - Sun Dec 9 - 13 Waning Crescent
Mon Dec 14 NEW MOON at 16:16
Tue - Sun Dec 15 - 20 Waxing Crescent
Mon - Tue Dec 21 - 22 First Quarter
Wed - Tue Dec 23 - 29 Waxing Gibbous
Wed Dec 30 FULL MOON at 03:28
Thu Dec 31 Waning Gibbous

There is no significant beginning day/date/month when it comes to referring the Moon Phases Calendar, as every month, the same cycle keeps repeating itself. There are majorly 8 phases that occur in the lunar cycle and mark the completion of one lunar cycle in the Moon Phases Calendar. In the year 2020, on the first day of the year according to Gregorian Calendar, Moon will begin with its first quarter according to the lunar cycle.

Moon, in its different forms, completes the whole lunar cycle in a month. The Moon moves around its orbit and reflects eight different phases, with four aspects visible every week. This concludes one month in terms of the Gregorian Calendar and the dates mentioned above can be referred when describing the visibility of Moon phases for an easy correlation with other calendars as well.

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One of the significant lunar calendars which use the visibility of Moon to determine its festivals, events and other religious activities is Islamic Calendar. A major festival celebrated in Islam is Eid, which is confirmed with the help of Moon Phases Calendar. Here are the most important phenomena and phases of the Moon which can be seen in a Moon Phase Calendar:

  1. Blue Moon: This is a phenomenon where the Full Moon is observed more than once or twice a month, which is very rare. It is known to occur three times a year rather than the old information where the Blue Moon occurred four times in a season.

  2. Black Moon: When two New Moons are occurring in the month of a Full Moon, the phenomenon of the Black Moon is believed to occur. The day of the Black Moon is also known as No Moon day, as Moon is not visible on this day and is considered as the darkest night. The phenomenon of the Black Moon is known to occur very rarely.

  3. New Moon: With the beginning of the lunar cycle, the New Moon can be seen in the sky. As the Moon falls between the Earth and the Sun, a small arch like shape appears. The closer the Moon goes close to Sun, the more it illuminates due to the light of the Sun.

  4. Full Moon: This is when the Moon can be seen as a whole sphere in the sky. The Moon gets posited on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. The Sun, Moon and Earth get aligned, causing it to come out as a Full Moon night. The alignment is not very precise as the Sun, Moon and Earth have different orbits, hence making it hard to see all the planets in a straight alignment. Although, when it does, it is a solstice.

  5. First Quarter: When the Moon halfway completes its journey from the New Moon to the Full Moon, it is known to be the First Quarter of Moon. It is seen in a semi-circular shape. The size of the Moon increases till it reaches the Full Moon phase. It takes around half a fortnight to enter this phase.

  6. Last or Third Quarter: This phase marks the part of the lunar cycle where the Moon has halfway completed its journey from the Full Moon to waning crescent. In this phase, the shape of the Moon seems semi-circular. This quarter is a part of the cycle where the size of the Moon keeps on decreasing.

Some other phases come between these significant phases. They are known as waxing crescent, waxing gibbous, waning gibbous and waning crescent. These four phases fall between the major aspects of the lunar cycle. They determine the position of the Moon from the Earth.

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Importance Of Moon Phases Calendar

There are certain benefits the Moon Phases Calendar holds. Below is the quick list:

  • This can be a reference to many other religious calendars. This cycle determines the position and visibility of the Moon which holds significant importance in many religious practices.
  • The Moon phases can help in deciding which day you choose for a night outing as activities like stargazing.
  • This calendar can be referred to while calculating the menstrual cycle, as it is said that the gravity of the Moon affects the conceiving.

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