Phases of the Moon

The lunar cycle has long guided society in Hawai’i. Click here for the Hawaiian Lunar Calendar from Kamehameha Publishing.

New Moon First Quarter Full Moon Third Quarter
January 2 January 10 January 17
January 24 February 1 February 8 February 15
February 23 March 2 March 9 March 15
March 23 April 1 April 7 April 14
April 22 April 30 May 7 May 14
May 22 May 29 June 5 June 12
June 20 June 27 July 4 July 12
July 20 July 27 August 3 August 11
August 18 August 25 September 1 September 9
September 17 September 23 October 1 October 9
October 16 October 23 October 31 November 8
November 14 November 21 November 29 December 7
December 14 December 21 December 29

About the Planetarium

Bishop Museum’s Jhamandas Watumull Planetarium was the first planetarium in Polynesia. Originally called the Kilolani Planetarium, the Watumull Planetarium has served over six million visitors and students since it opened its doors on December 11, 1961. Our Chronos II star machine provides one of the most vivid, realistic recreations of the night sky available today, with 8,500 pinpoint stars and realistic, bright planets. Our Digistar full dome video system covers the entire dome in immersive video, allowing us to fly through the rings of Saturn or into the depths of the Orion nebula.

The planetarium has 70 seats and serves 70,000 people a year. The planetarium focuses on programs about Hawai‘i; a hallmark of its programs is the blending of live and prerecorded elements within each program.