Category Archives: Current Moon Phase

Current Moon Phase for May 28th – Waxing Gibbous

May 28
Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 75%

The Moon today is in a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts round 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon will rise in the east in mid-afternoon and will be high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible though most of the night sky setting a few hour before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has it’s roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

Phase Details for – Thursday, May 28, 2015

Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 75%
Moon Age: 9.86 days
Moon Angle: 0.49
Moon Distance: 404,464.57 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,613,819.17 km

Current Moon Phase for May 26th – Waxing Gibbous

May 26
Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 57%

The Moon today is in a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts round 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon will rise in the east in mid-afternoon and will be high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible though most of the night sky setting a few hour before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has it’s roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

Phase Details for – Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 57%
Moon Age: 8.07 days
Moon Angle: 0.49
Moon Distance: 405,349.66 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,562,380.65 km

Current Moon Phase for May 25th – First Quarter

May 25
First Quarter
Illumination: 48%

The Moon today is in a First Quarter phase. This phase occurs roughly 7 days after the New Moon when the earth is one quarter of the way through it’s orbit around the earth. Exactly half the moon will be illuminated and half dark. On the day of the First Quarter phase the moon is high overhead at sunset and is visible until mid-night when it sets in the west. The First Quarter phase is a one day event and in the following days enters a Waxing Gibbous phase becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon.

Phase Details for – Monday, May 25, 2015

Phase: First Quarter
Illumination: 48%
Moon Age: 7.18 days
Moon Angle: 0.49
Moon Distance: 404,294.06 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,535,801.69 km

Source:
MoonGiant.com

Your Current Moon Phase for May 22nd is Waxing Crescent

May 22
Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 21%

The Moon today is in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

Phase Details for – Friday, May 22, 2015

Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 21%
Moon Age: 4.42 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 395,646.13 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,452,713.68 km

Current Moon Phase for May 21 – Waxing Crescent

May 21
Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 13%

The Moon today is in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

Phase Details for – Thursday, May 21, 2015

Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 13%
Moon Age: 3.45 days
Moon Angle: 0.51
Moon Distance: 391,322.23 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,423,925.93 km

Your Current Moon Phase for May 20th – Waxing Crescent

May 20
Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 7%

The Moon today is in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

 

Phase Details for – Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 7%
Moon Age: 2.46 days
Moon Angle: 0.52
Moon Distance: 386,586.19 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,394,605.36 km
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Current Moon Phase for May 18th – New Moon

May 18
New Moon
Illumination: 0%

The Moon today is in a New Moon phase. During this phase the Moon is to close to the sun in the sky to be visible. The moon rises and sets with the sun and is not present in the night sky. Because of this the night sky is darker and an excellent time to view other celestial objects. Like the Full Moon, a New Moon happens at a very specific time when the sun and moon have the same ecliptic longitude and it can be measured down to the second it occurs.

Phase Details for – Monday, May 18, 2015

Phase: New Moon
Illumination: 0%
Moon Age: 0.36 days
Moon Angle: 0.53
Moon Distance: 376,892.78 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,334,398.14 km

The Current Moon Phase for May 17th is Waning Crescent

May 17
Waning Crescent
Illumination: 1%

The Moon today is in a Waning Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination in growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this phase the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quite beautiful if you’re willing to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

Phase Details for – Sunday, May 17, 2015

Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 1%
Moon Age: 28.81 days
Moon Angle: 0.53
Moon Distance: 372,486.16 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,303,528.07 km