Current Moon Phase

Current Moon Phase for March 5th – Full Moon

March 5
Full Moon
Illumination: 100%

The Moon today is in a Full Moon phase. During a Full Moon the moon is 100% illuminated as seen from Earth and is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. The Moon will be visible throughout the night sky rising at sunset in the east and setting with the sunrise the next morning. The point at which a Full Moon occurs can be measured down to a fraction of a second. The time it takes between full moons is known as a Synodic month and is 29.530587981 days long.

Phase Details for – Thursday, March 5, 2015

Phase: Full Moon
Illumination: 100%
Moon Age: 14.53 days
Moon Angle: 0.49
Moon Distance: 405,502.75 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 148,392,339.57 km
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Current Moon Phase for March 3rd – Waxing Gibbous

March 3
Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 95%

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”

Phase Details for – Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 95%
Moon Age: 12.75 days
Moon Angle: 0.49
Moon Distance: 403,766.94 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 148,317,068.85 km
Courtesy of MoonGiant.com
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The Current Moon Phase for March 2 – Waxing Gibbous

March 2
Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 91%

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, March 2, 2015

Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 91%
Moon Age: 11.85 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 401,552.15 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 148,279,992.31 km
Courtesy of the wonderful astronomy site, MoonGiant.com
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The Current Moon Phase for March 1 – Waxing Gibbous

March 1
Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 84%

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 – Sunday, March 1, 2015

Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 84%
Moon Age: 10.95 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 398,518.08 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 148,243,303.75 km
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Current Moon Phase for February 27th – Waxing Gibbous

February 27
Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 68%

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 – Friday, February 27, 2015

Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 68%
Moon Age: 9.10 days
Moon Angle: 0.51
Moon Distance: 390,449.45 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 148,171,136.25 km
Courtesy of MoonGiant.com
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The Current Moon Phase for Feb. 26th is Waxing Gibbous

February 26
Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 58%

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”

Phase Details for – Thursday, February 26, 2015

Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 58%
Moon Age: 8.14 days
Moon Angle: 0.52
Moon Distance: 385,751.99 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 148,135,679.87 km
Courtesy of the fabulous astronomy site, MoonGiant.com
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The Current Moon Phase for February 25 – First Quarter

February 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 – Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Phase: First Quarter
Illumination: 48%
Moon Age: 7.16 days
Moon Angle: 0.52
Moon Distance: 380,908.26 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 148,100,656.59 km
Courtesy of MoonGiant.com
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Current Moon Phase for February 24th – Waxing Crescent

February 24
Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 37%

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, February 24, 2015

Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 37%
Moon Age: 6.15 days
Moon Angle: 0.53
Moon Distance: 376,181.73 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 148,066,077.39 km
Courtesy of MoonGiant.com
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