Current Moon Phase

Current Moon Phase for April 27th – Waxing Gibbous

April 27
Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 64%

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 – Monday, April 27, 2015

Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 64%
Moon Age: 8.73 days
Moon Angle: 0.49
Moon Distance: 403,616.00 km

Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 150,593,563.75 km
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Current Moon Phase for April 24th – Waxing Crescent

April 24
Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 35%

 

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, April 24, 2015

Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 35%
Moon Age: 5.98 days
Moon Angle: 0.51
Moon Distance: 394,066.90 km

Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 150,474,626.99 km
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Current Moon Phase for April 22nd – Waxing Crescent

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April 22
Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 17%

 

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, April 22, 2015

Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 17%
Moon Age: 4.02 days
Moon Angle: 0.52
Moon Distance: 384,694.14 km

Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 150,393,982.36 km
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Current Moon Phase for April 21st – Waxing Crescent

April 21
Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 10%

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 – Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 10%
Moon Age: 2.99 days
Moon Angle: 0.52
Moon Distance: 379,764.44 km

Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 150,353,288.46 km
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Current Moon Phase for April 20th – Waxing Crescent

April 20
Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 4%

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 – Monday, April 20, 2015

Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 4%
Moon Age: 1.91 days
Moon Angle: 0.53
Moon Distance: 375,045.69 km

Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 150,312
,362.35 km
Source:
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Current Moon Phase for April 17th – Waning Crescent

April 17
Waning Crescent
Illumination: 2%

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 – Friday, April 17, 2015

Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 2%
Moon Age: 28.06 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 364,882.75 km

Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 150,188,308.73 km
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Current Moon Phase for April 16th – Waning Crescent

April 16
Waning Crescent
Illumination: 8%

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 – Thursday, April 16, 2015

Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 8%
Moon Age: 26.91 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 363,531.03 km

Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 150,146,572.12 km
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Current Moon Phase for April 15th – Waning Crescent

 

April 15
Waning Crescent
Illumination: 15%

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 – Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 15%
Moon Age: 25.78 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 363,385.88 km

Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 150,104,662.86 km
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