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 MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonThird Quarter
   January 5
January 12January 20January 28February 4
February 11February 19February 26March 5
March 13March 21March 28April 4
April 11April 19April 26May 3
May 11May 19May 26June 1
June 10June 17June 24July 1
July 9July 17July 23July 31
August 8August 15August 22August 29
September 6September 13September 20September 28
October 6October 12October 20October 28
November 4November 11November 18November 27
December 3December 10December 18December 26

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.