Today the Moon will be in a First Quarter phase. This phase occurs roughly 7 days after the New Moon when the Moon is one-quarter of the way through its 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: First Quarter
Moon Age: 7.46 days
Moon Angle: 0.52
Moon Distance: 381,177.48 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 149,540,653.09 km
You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else, you know was on the date the person was born.