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Moon Phase Calendar

Most anglers have the understanding that moon phase is a critical trigger to musky feeding activity and individual fishing success. On this page, we provide you with a resource to create your own home-made lunar charts based on the regions you live in or fish at. We will continue to keep improving upon this page to make it as engaging and accurate as possible to help you catch more muskies!

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Create Your Custom Moon Phase Charts

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Explanation of the Moon Phases

The phases of the moon are caused by the relative positions of the earth, sun, and moon. The moon goes around the earth, on average, in 27 days 7 hours 43 minutes. The sun always illuminates the half of the moon facing the sun (except during lunar eclipses, when the moon passes thru the earth’s shadow). When the sun and moon are on opposite sides of the earth, the moon appears “full” to us, a bright, round disk. When the moon is between the earth and the sun, it appears dark, a “new” moon. In between, the moon’s illuminated surface appears to grow (wax) to full, then decreases (wanes) to the next new moon. The edge of the shadow (the terminator) is always curved, being an oblique view of a circle, giving the moon its familiar crescent shape. Because the “horns” of the moon at the ends of the crescent are always facing away from the setting or rising sun, they always point upward in the sky. It is fun to watch for paintings and pictures which show an “impossible moon” with the horns pointed downwards.

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