FULL MOON: at 7:09 am AEST* on 14th October to 10:40 am on 21st. (No sowing on 14th.)
This is a good phase for sowing or planting root crops and suitable evergreen perennials, dividing plants, and applying solid fertilisers.
LAST QUARTER: at 10:40 pm AEST* on 21st October to all day on 27th October. (No sowing this phase.)
This is a good phase for weeding, preparing beds and garden maintenance.
*Please note: daylight saving is in effect in the ACT, NSW, SA, TAS, VIC and NZ.
* AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) is 10 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
• QLD: currently exact to AEST.
• ACT, NSW, TAS and VIC: currently add one hour to AEST for daylight saving.
• SA: currently add half an hour to AEST for daylight saving.
• NT: currently subtract half an hour from AEST.
• WA: currently subtract 2 hours from AEST.
• New Zealand: currently add 3 hours to AEST.
*PLEASE NOTE: daylight saving ends at 2:00 am local time in the ACT, NSW, SA, TAS and VIC on Sunday 5th April 2020.
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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