Current moon phase

FIRST QUARTER: at 7:47 am on 23rd April to all day on 29th. (No sowing on 23rd.)
This is a good phase for sowing and planting out suitable fruiting annuals (we eat the fruit or seed-bearing part), flowering annuals, sowing green manures and applying liquid fertilisers.
FULL MOON: at 10:59 am AEST* on 30th April to to all day on 7th May. (No sowing on 30th.)
This is a good phase for sowing or planting root crops and suitable evergreen perennials, dividing plants, and applying solid fertilisers.

Daylight Saving

• • PLEASE NOTE: Daylight saving has ended.

Time Zones

* AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) is 10 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
• ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS and VIC: currently exact.
• SA and NT: currently subtract half an hour from AEST.
• WA: currently subtract 2 hours from AEST.
• New Zealand: currently add 2 hours from AEST.

Finding Local Time

As converting AEST to local time zones can be confusing for gardeners, it is easy to find the local time for the change of phase by going to Time converter.
Enter ‘Sydney Australia’ and the time of the change of phase. In the second line, enter the capital city closest to your local time zone. Then click on the ‘Convert time’ button. Or use The time now.

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