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, January 12, 2017
Moon Age: 14.78 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 371,820.68 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,133,588.59 km