The Moon


Following the Moon and it’s distance from Earth and as well as the different phases of the Moon.

—Entry 1—
Date and time: 22 September 2011 – 19:33MDT
Moon distance to earth: 235,781 miles
Age moon: 24.6 days
Moon phase: Size of moon decreases
Percentage visible: 25%
(on Monday 9.19.11 the Moon was 244,617 miles from Earth. So the Moon has moved 8,836 miles closer to Earth)

—Entry 2—

Date and time: 22 September 2011 – 21:51MDT
Moon distance to earth: 235,492 miles
Age moon: 24.7 days
Moon phase: Size of moon decreases
Percentage visible: 24%
**about 289 miles closer in almost 2.5 hours.***

—Entry 3—
Date and time: 23 September 2011 – 16:50MDT
Moon distance to earth: 233,183 miles
Age moon: 25.6 days
Moon phase: Size of moon decreases
Percentage visible: 17%
**about 2,309 miles closer***

—Entry 4—
Date and time: 24 September 2011 – 17:21MDT
Moon distance to earth: 230483 miles
Age moon: 26.7 days
Moon phase: Size of moon decreases
Percentage visible: 9%
****2,700 miles closer****

—Entry 5—
Date and time: 25 September 2011 – 21:42MDT
Moon distance to earth: 227977 miles
Age moon: 28 days
Moon phase: Size of moon decreases
Percentage visible: 3%
****2,506 miles closer****

—Entry 6—
Date and time: 26 September 2011 – 21:25MDT
Moon distance to earth: 226547 miles
Age moon: 29.1 days
Moon phase: New Moon
Percentage visible: 0%
****1,430 miles closer****

—Entry 7—
Date and time: 27 September 2011 – 14:15MDT
Moon distance to earth: 225,953 miles
Age moon: 0.4 days
Moon phase: New Moon
Percentage visible: 0%
****594 miles closer****

—Entry 8—
Date and time: 27 September 2011 – 19:10MDT
Moon distance to earth: 225,855 miles
Age moon: 0.7 days
Moon phase: Size of moon increases
Percentage visible: 1%
****98 miles closer****

—Entry 9—
Date and time: 28 September 2011 – 11:49MDT
Moon distance to earth: 220,005 miles
Age moon: 1.5 days
Moon phase: Size of moon increases
Percentage visible: 2%
****5,850 miles closer (this is using a more accurate source) ****

—Entry 10—
Date and time: 29 September 2011
Moon distance to earth: 221,813 miles
****1,808 miles further away****

—Entry 11—
Date: 30 September 2011
Moon distance to earth: 225,440 miles
Moon phase: Size of moon increases
Percentage visible: 17%
****3,627 miles further away****

—Entry 12—
Date: 1 October 2011
Moon distance to earth: 228,022 miles
Moon phase: Size of moon increases
Percentage visible: 26%
****2,582 miles further away****

—Entry 13—
Date: 2 October 2011
Moon distance to earth: 233,705 miles
Age moon: 6.3 days
Moon phase: Size of moon increases
Percentage visible: 39%
****5,683 miles further away****

—Entry 14—
Date and time: 4 October 2011 – 17:11MDT
Moon distance to earth: 238,272 miles
Age moon: 8.2 days
Moon phase: Size of moon increases
Percentage visible: 59%
****4,567 miles further away****

—Entry 15—
Date: 5 October 2011
Moon distance to earth: 241,375 miles
Age moon: 9.2 days
Moon phase: Size of moon increases
Percentage visible: 69%
****3,103 miles further away****

—Entry 16—
Date and time: 13 October 2011 – 18:53MDT
Moon distance to earth: 251,048 miles
Age moon: 16.5 days
Moon phase: Size of moon decreases
Percentage visible: 97%
****9,673 miles further away****
****1,705 miles closer in 1 hour****

—Entry 17—
Date and time: 14 October 2011 – 17:43MDT
Moon distance to earth: 251,417 miles
Age moon: 17.3 days
Moon phase: Size of moon decreases
Percentage visible: 93%
****369 miles further away (however the moon is moving closer at the moment)***

—Entry 18—
Date and time: 19 October 2011 – 20:11MDT
Moon distance to earth: 240,527 miles
Age moon: 22.1 days
Moon phase: Size of moon decreases
Percentage visible: 50%
****10,890 miles closer in 5 days*****

—Entry 19—
Date and time: 20 October 2011 – 20:12MDT
Moon distance to earth: 237,452 miles
Age moon: 23.1 days
Moon phase: Size of moon decreases
Percentage visible: 40%
**** 3,075 miles closer in 24 hours and 1 minute*****

—Entry 20—
Date and time: 30 January 2012 – 17:22MST
Moon distance to earth: 247,697 miles
Age moon: 7.2 days
Moon phase: Size of moon increases
Percentage visible: 48%
**** restarting the calculations today, it’s been awhile*****

—Entry 21—
Date and time: 31 January 2012 – 15:30MST
Moon distance to earth: 246,952 miles
Age moon: 8.1 days
Moon phase: Size of moon increases
Percentage visible: 57%
**** 745 miles closer in less then 24 hours*****

—Entry 22—
Date and time: 1 February 2012 – 16:04MST
Moon distance to earth: 245,638 miles
Age moon: 9 days
Moon phase: Size of moon increases
Percentage visible: 67%
**** 1,314 miles closer in a little more then 24 hours*****

—Entry 23—
Date and time: 2 February 2012 – 17:43MST
Moon distance to earth: 243,286 miles
Age moon: 9.9 days
Moon phase: Size of moon increases
Percentage visible: 76%
**** 2,352 miles closer in just over 24 hours*****

—Entry 24—
Date and time: 3 February 2012 – 15:06MST
Moon distance to earth: 242,389 miles
Age moon: 10.8 days
Moon phase: Size of moon increases
Percentage visible: 83%
**** 897 miles closer in about 22 hours*****

—Entry 25—
4 February 2012 – 20:46MST
Moon distance to earth: 237,227 miles
Age moon: 12 days
Moon phase: Size of moon increases
Percentage visible: 91%
**** 5,162 miles closer in about 29 hours*****

—Entry 26—
Date and time: 5 February 2012 – 17:25MST
Moon distance to earth: 235,751 miles
Age moon: 12.8 days
Moon phase: Size of moon increases
Percentage visible: 96%
**** 1,476 miles closer in about 21 hours*****

—Entry 27—
Date and time: 6 February 2012 – 19:08MST
Moon distance to earth: 232,509 miles
Age moon: 13.9 days
Moon phase: Size of moon increases
Percentage visible: 99%
**** 3,242 miles closer in about 26 hours*****

—Entry 28—
Date and time: 7 February 2012 – 19:20MST
Moon distance to earth: 230,412 miles
Age moon: 15 days
Moon phase: Full Moon
Percentage visible: 100%
**** 2,097 miles closer in 24 hours and 12 mins*****

—Entry 29—
Date and time: 8 February 2012 – 19:22MST
Moon distance to earth: 229,196 miles
Age moon: 16 days
Moon phase: Size of moon decreases
Percentage visible: 98%
**** 1,286 miles closer in 24 hours and 2 mins*****

—Entry 30—
Date and time: 9 February 2012 – 18:49MST
Moon distance to earth: 228,805 miles
Age moon: 17.1 days
Moon phase: Size of moon decreases
Percentage visible: 94%
**** 391 miles closer just under 24 hours*****

—Entry 31—
Date and time: 10 February 2012 – 19:02MST
Moon distance to earth: 228,898 miles
Age moon: 18.2 days
Moon phase: Size of moon decreases
Percentage visible: 87%
**** 93 miles farther away from Earth in just over 24 hours*****

—Entry 32—
Date and time: 11 February 2012 – 18:58MST
Moon distance to earth: 229,772 miles
Age moon: 19.3 days
Moon phase: Size of moon decreases
Percentage visible: 79%
**** 874 miles farther away from Earth in 24 hours*****

—Entry 33—
Date and time: 12 February 2012 – 21:12MST
Moon distance to earth: 229,349 miles
Age moon: 20.5 days
Moon phase: Size of moon decreases
Percentage visible: 67%
**** 423 miles farther away from Earth in 26 hours*****

—Entry 34—
Date and time: 13 February 2012 – 21:19MST
Moon distance to earth: 230,938 miles
Age moon: 21.6 days
Moon phase: Size of moon decreases
Percentage visible: 56%
**** 1,598 farther away from Earth in 24 hours*****

—Entry 35—
14 February 2012 – 21:16MST
Moon distance to earth: 232,998 miles
Age moon: 22.6 days
Moon phase: Size of moon decreases
Percentage visible: 45%
**** 2,060 miles farther away from Earth in 24 hours *****

—Entry 36—
Date and time: 15 February 2012 – 19:29MST
Moon distance to earth: 235,873 miles
Age moon: 23.6 days
Moon phase: Size of moon decreases
Percentage visible: 35%
**** 2,875 miles farther away from Earth in about 22 hours *****

—Entry 37—
Date and time: 16 February 2012 – 18:43MST
Moon distance to earth: 237,680 miles
Age moon: 24.6 days
Moon phase: Size of moon decreases
Percentage visible: 25%
**** 1,807 miles farther away from Earth in about 23 hours *****

—Entry 38—
Date and time: 18 February 2012 – 19:23MST
Moon distance to earth: 241062 miles
Age moon: 26.7 days
Moon phase: Size of moon decreases
Percentage visible: 9%
**** 3,382 miles farther away from Earth in about 49 hours *****

—Entry 39—
Date and time: 20 February 2012 – 18:41MST
Moon distance to earth: 244,023 miles
Age moon: 28.7 days
Moon phase: Size of moon decreases
Percentage visible: 1%
**** 2,961 miles farther away from Earth in about 47.5 hours *****

—Entry 40—
Date and time: 21 February 2012 – 18:11MST
Moon distance to earth: 245,279 miles
Age moon: 0.1 days
Moon phase: New Moon
Percentage visible: 0%
**** 1,256 miles farther away from Earth in about 23.5 hours *****

—Entry 41—
Date and time: 22 February 2012 – 19:04MST
Moon distance to earth: 247,342 miles
Age moon: 1.1 days
Moon phase: Size of moon increases
Percentage visible: 1%
**** 2,063 miles farther away from Earth in about 25 hours *****

—Entry 42—
Date and time: 23 February 2012 – 20:05MST
Moon distance to earth: 249,563 miles
Age moon: 2.1 days
Moon phase: Size of moon increases
Percentage visible: 5%
**** 2,221 miles farther away from Earth in exactly 25 hours, 1 min *****

—Entry 43—
Date and time: 24 February 2012 – 20:33MST
Moon distance to earth: 246,692 miles
Age moon: 3 days
Moon phase: Size of moon increases
Percentage visible: 10%
**** 2,871 miles CLOSER to Earth in about 24 hours*****

—Entry 44—
Date and time: 25 February 2012 – 20:23MST
Moon distance to earth: 248,502 miles
Age moon: 3.9 days
Moon phase: Size of moon increases
Percentage visible: 16%
**** 1,810 miles further away Earth in about 24 hours*****

—Entry 45—
Date and time: 27 February 2012 – 19:28MST
Moon distance to earth: 249,801 miles
Age moon: 5.6 days
Moon phase: Size of moon increases
Percentage visible: 32%
**** 1,299 miles further away Earth in about 48 hours*****

—Entry 46—
Date and time: 28 February 2012 – 20:14MST
Moon distance to earth: 248,914 miles
Age moon: 6.6 days
Moon phase: Size of moon increases
Percentage visible: 41%
**** 887 miles CLOSER to Earth in about 25 hours*****

—Entry 47—
Date and time: 29 February 2012 – 20:51MST
Moon distance to earth: 246,946 miles
Age moon: 7.5 days
Moon phase: Size of moon increases
Percentage visible: 51%
**** 1,968 miles CLOSER to Earth in 24 hours*****

—Entry 48—
Date and time: 5 March 2012 – 19:47MST
Moon distance to earth: 229,841 miles
Age moon: 12.3 days
Moon phase: Size of moon increases
Percentage visible: 93%
**** 17,105 miles CLOSER to Earth in 119 hours (or just about 5 days)*****

-Entry 49-
Date and time: 10 March 2012 – 20:08MST
Moon distance to earth: 224,779 miles
Age moon: 17.8 days
Moon phase: Size of moon decreases
Percentage visible: 90%
**** 5,062 miles further away from Earth in about 5 days*****

7 comments on “The Moon

  1. dor says:

    cool! i love the apollo hasselblads cos they show it really is a junkyard up there. does seem closer and brighter this past full moon, even during waning

  2. Jim Brown says:

    Just to connect but no comments at the moment.

  3. Laurie Hansen says:

    Chef, seems you’ve been a little off the moon subject as of late. I keep looking for new stories. Hope all is well with you, Chef.

    • I am doing well, thank you for the kick in the rear to get back on it! I have been looking for cameras so that I can take good pics myself of the moon. It’s been large in the sky the last few days and I have been meaning to post about it’s distance.

      I’ll get back to it tonight.

  4. tony muga says:

    Man I need a scope…..I am so ignorant when it comes to astronomy…such a noble science!

  5. JEROME says:

    … What’s the point, of this, ya the moon is moving around the spinning earth, if you’re taking measurements from the surface or from orbit its constantly changing. The moon is leaving earthen orbit, should take 11 million years, but I really don’t see any pattern here.

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