Full moon at night over Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos A full moon over Providenciales.
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Turks and Caicos Moon & Lunar Phases

Current Moon Phase
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Waning Gibbous
Rise 00:00 Set 10:40
Last Quarter May 29
New Moon Jun 6
First Quarter Jun 14
Full Moon Jun 21

March 2024 Lunar Phases

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Friday
1
Rise 23:12 Set 09:34
Saturday
2
Last Quarter
Rise 00:00 Set 10:14
Sunday
3
Rise 00:09 Set 11:01
Monday
4
Rise 01:10 Set 11:55
Tuesday
5
Rise 02:10 Set 12:56
Wednesday
6
Rise 03:09 Set 14:02
Thursday
7
Rise 04:02 Set 15:10
Friday
8
Rise 04:51 Set 16:18
Saturday
9
New Moon
Rise 05:35 Set 17:25
Sunday
10
Rise 07:16 Set 19:29
Monday
11
Rise 07:55 Set 20:33
Tuesday
12
Rise 08:34 Set 21:37
Wednesday
13
Rise 09:15 Set 22:40
Thursday
14
Rise 09:59 Set 23:45
Friday
15
Rise 10:46 Set 00:00
Saturday
16
Rise 11:38 Set 00:47
Sunday
17
First Quarter
Rise 12:32 Set 01:47
Monday
18
Rise 13:29 Set 02:42
Tuesday
19
Rise 14:25 Set 03:32
Wednesday
20
Rise 15:21 Set 04:15
Thursday
21
Rise 16:13 Set 04:53
Friday
22
Rise 17:04 Set 05:28
Saturday
23
Rise 17:54 Set 05:59
Sunday
24
Full Moon
Rise 18:42 Set 06:29
Monday
25
Rise 19:31 Set 06:58
Tuesday
26
Rise 20:20 Set 07:28
Wednesday
27
Rise 21:12 Set 08:00
Thursday
28
Rise 22:06 Set 08:34
Friday
29
Rise 23:03 Set 09:13
Saturday
30
Rise 00:00 Set 09:57
Sunday
31
Last Quarter
Rise 00:02 Set 10:48

Stargazing

2015 lunar eclipse as seen from Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos
The September 2015 lunar eclipse as seen from Providenciales.

The Turks and Caicos is a wonderful destination for stargazing. Due to our low levels of development, light pollution is limited, and it’s possible to see the stars, planets, and galaxies in their full glory.

Astrophotography

As the Turks and Caicos is a country with a beautiful environment and clear skies, astrophotography conditions are naturally great here. There are many coastal and wetlands locations that offer perfect foreground and framing for photos.

Full Moon, Glowworms, and Night Snorkeling

Around the time of the full moon, the nocturnal waters around the Turks and Caicos become a bit more active than they are during the remainder of the month.

In the shallows and wetlands, marine glowworms put on a dazzling display, lighting up patches of water for several minutes after sunset.

The reefs see a bit more activity during the full moon period as well. Many interesting and surreal creatures hide during the day and make their appearance after the sun sets, including shrimp, sea snails, octopuses, brittle stars (a wispy-looking starfish), slipper lobsters, eels, and worms. Dive lights are of course needed to complete your snorkeling kit, but exploring the reefs at night is an unforgettable experience and well worth the effort.