2009 Phases of the Moon 
                       Prepared by John Mosley
                         Griffith Observatory
                        Pacific Standard Time
       (Corrected for Daylight Saving Time Mar 8 - Oct 31)
NEW MOON          FIRST QUARTER     FULL MOON         LAST QUARTER
                  JAN  4  3:56 am   JAN 10  7:27 pm   JAN 17  6:46 pm
JAN 25 11:55 pm   FEB  2  3:13 pm   FEB  9  6:49 am   FEB 16  1:37 pm
FEB 24  5:35 pm   MAR  3 11:46 pm   MAR 10  7:38 pm   MAR 18 10:47 am
MAR 26  9:06 am   APR  2  7:34 am   APR  9  7:56 am   APR 17  6:36 am
APR 24  8:23 pm   MAY  1  1:44 pm   MAY  8  9:01 pm   MAY 17 12:26 am
MAY 24  5:11 am   MAY 30  8:22 pm   JUN  7 11:12 am   JUN 15  3:15 pm
JUN 22 12:35 pm   JUN 29  4:28 am   JUL  7  2:21 am   JUL 15  2:53 am
JUL 21  7:35 pm   JUL 28  3:00 pm   AUG  5  5:55 pm   AUG 13 11:55 am
AUG 20  3:02 am   AUG 27  4:42 am   SEP  4  9:03 am   SEP 11  7:16 pm
SEP 18 11:44 am   SEP 25  9:50 pm   OCT  3 11:10 pm   OCT 11  1:56 am
OCT 17 10:33 pm   OCT 25  5:42 pm   NOV  2 11:14 am   NOV  9  7:56 am
NOV 16 11:14 am   NOV 24  1:39 pm   DEC  1 11:30 pm   DEC  8  4:13 pm
DEC 16  4:02 am   DEC 24  9:36 am   DEC 31 11:13 am
Data from US Naval Observatory http://www.usno.navy.mil/USNO/astronomical-applications/data-services/phases-moon 
corrected for Los Angeles' local time zone and daylight time when in effect.
  
                              Seasons 

        spring equinox         4:45 am         March 20
        summer solstice       10:47 pm         June 20
        autumn equinox         2:20 pm         September 22
        winter solstice        9:48 am         December 21

The earth is at perihelion (closest to the sun) on January 4 at 7 am.
The earth is at aphelion (farthest from sun) on July 3 at 7 pm.
Data adapted from Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon, and Planets by Jean Meeus