U.S. Naval Observatory
Astronomical Applications Department

Sun and Moon Data for One Day

The following information is provided for Grand Canyon, Coconino County, Arizona (longitude W112.1, latitude N36.0):

Conditions for our hike in October 2014:

        Saturday 
        4 October 2014        Mountain Standard Time         

                         SUN
        Begin civil twilight       6:00 a.m.                 
        Sunrise                    6:26 a.m.                 
        Sun transit               12:17 p.m.                 
        Sunset                     6:08 p.m.                 
        End civil twilight         6:33 p.m.                 

                         MOON
        Moonrise                   2:57 p.m. on preceding day
        Moonset                    2:06 a.m.                 
        Moonrise                   3:41 p.m.                 
        Moon transit               9:24 p.m.                 
        Moonset                    3:14 a.m. on following day

 

Phase of the Moon on 4 October:   waxing gibbous with 82% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

First quarter Moon on 1 October 2014 at 12:33 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

Conditions for our previous hike in May 2005:

        Saturday 
        21 May 2005           Mountain Standard Time         

                         SUN
        Begin civil twilight       4:49 a.m.                 
        Sunrise                    5:18 a.m.                 
        Sun transit               12:25 p.m.                 
        Sunset                     7:32 p.m.                 
        End civil twilight         8:02 p.m.                 

                         MOON
        Moonrise                   4:26 p.m. on preceding day
        Moonset                    3:44 a.m.                 
        Moonrise                   5:33 p.m.                 
        Moon transit              10:58 p.m.                 
        Moonset                    4:15 a.m. on following day

Phase of the Moon on 21 May:   waxing gibbous with 95% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

Full Moon on 23 May 2005 at 1:18 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

Conditions for our previous hike in October 2003:

        Saturday 
        4 October 2003        Mountain Standard Time         

                         SUN
        Begin civil twilight       6:00 a.m.                 
        Sunrise                    6:26 a.m.                 
        Sun transit               12:17 p.m.                 
        Sunset                     6:08 p.m.                 
        End civil twilight         6:34 p.m.                 

                         MOON
        Moonrise                   2:52 p.m. on preceding day
        Moonset                   12:31 a.m.                 
        Moonrise                   3:37 p.m.                 
        Moon transit               8:35 p.m.                 
        Moonset                    1:38 a.m. on following day

Phase of the Moon on 4 October:   waxing gibbous with 71% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

First quarter Moon on 2 October 2003 at 12:09 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.


Information from the USNO Solar/Lunar Calculator.