Current Moon Phase

Current Moon Phase for Tuesday, Jan. 27th – First Quarter

First Quarter

Illumination: 53%

 

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 – Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Phase: First Quarter
Illumination: 53%
Moon Age: 7.68 days
Moon Angle: 0.53
Moon Distance: 374,245.21 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,318,218.86 km
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Current Moon Phase for January 26th – Waxing Crescent

Waxing Crescent

Illumination: 42%

 

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, January 26, 2015

Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 42%
Moon Age: 6.65 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 370,229.55 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,300,621.44 km
Courtesy of MoonGiant
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Current Moon Phase for January 24th is Waxing Crescent

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 – Saturday, January 24, 2015

Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 21%
Moon Age: 4.49 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 364,645.35 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,267,530.18 km
Courtesy of MoonGiant
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Current Moon Phase for January 23rd – Waxing Crescent


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Waxing Crescent

Illumination: 12%

 

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, January 23, 2015

Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 12%
Moon Age: 3.37 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 363,447.15 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,252,047.08 km

 

Courtesy of MoonGiant

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Current Moon Phase for January 22 – Waxing Crescent

Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 6%

 

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 western 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, January 22, 2015

Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 6%
Moon Age: 2.23 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 363,454.26 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,237,279.11 km
Courtesy of the wonderful astronomers at MoonGiant.com

 

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Current Moon Phase for January 21 – Waxing Crescent


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Waxing Crescent

Illumination: 1%

 

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, January 21, 2015

Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 1%
Moon Age: 1.07 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 364,678.34 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,223,231.08 km
Courtesy of the very informative astrology site, MoonGiant.
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Current Moon Phase for Tuesday, January 20th

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 – Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Phase: New Moon
Illumination: 0%
Moon Age: 29.46 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 367,049.51 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,209,907.54 km
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Current Moon Phase for Sunday, January 18th – Waning Crescent

Waning Crescent

(6% of illumination)

 

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 quit beautiful if your wiling to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moons 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 Today

Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 6%
Moon Age: 27.22 days
Moon Angle: 0.53
Moon Distance: 374,576.50 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,185,451.08 km
Courtesy of MoonGiant
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