Current moon phase

FIRST QUARTER: at 8:52 pm AEST* on 20th June to all day on 27th June. (No sowing on 27th.)
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 2:54 pm AEST* on 28th June to all day on 5th July. (No sowing on 28th.)
This is a good phase for sowing or planting suitable root crops and deciduous perennials (including fruit trees), winter pruning, 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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