Current moon phase

LAST QUARTER: at 0:57 am on 24th August to 8:40 am on 30th. (No sowing this phase.)
This is a good phase for weeding, preparing beds and garden maintenance.
NEW MOON: at 8:38 pm on 30th August to all day on 5th September. (No sowing before 8:40 am on 31st August.)
This is a good phase for sowing and planting out suitable leafy annuals (we eat the leaf or stem), flowering annuals, sowing green manures and applying liquid 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).
• Queensland: currently exact to AEST.
• ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS and VIC: currently exact to AEST.
• SA: currently subtract half an hour from AEST.
• NT: currently currently subtract half an hour from AEST.
• WA: currently subtract 2 hours from AEST.
• New Zealand: currently add 2 hours to 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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