The Witches Current Moon Phase for April 17

The Witches Current Moon Phase for April 17

Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 3%

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.

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Your Current Moon Phase for March 26

Your Current Moon Phase for March 26

Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 71%

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.

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MoonGiant.com

Your Current Moon Phase for March 16th is

Your Current Moon Phase for March 16th

Waning Crescent
Illumination: 1%

 

The Moon today is in a Waning Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination is 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.

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MoonGiant.com

The Witches Current Moon Phase for Tuesday, March 6th

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The Witches Current Moon Phase for Tuesday, March 6th

Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 78%

The Moon today is in a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with a illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9am and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.

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The Witches Current Moon Phase for February 20th

The Witching Hour
The Witches Current Moon Phase for February 20th

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.

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MoonGiant.com

The Witches Moon Phase for February 16th

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The Witches Moon Phase for February 16th

Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 0%

Tomorrow the Moon will be 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.

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The Witches Moon Phase for Thursday, February 15th

The Witches Moon Phase for Thursday, February 15th

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.

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The Witches Current Moon Phase for Friday, October 27th

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The Witches Current Moon Phase for Friday, October 27th

First Quarter
Illumination: 46%

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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 – Friday, October 27, 2017

Phase: First Quarter
Illumination: 46%
Moon Age: 7.00 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 402,133.82 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 148,638,861.19 km

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The Witches Current Moon Phase for Sept. 2 is Waxing Gibbous

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Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 86%

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 – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2017

Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 86%
Moon Age: 11.12 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 401,485.97 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 150,908,193.30 km

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The Witches Moon Phase for Tuesday, August 15 is Last Quarter

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Last Quarter
Illumination: 45%

The Moon today is in a Third Quarter phase. Sometimes called a Last Quarter Moon, this phase occurs roughly 3 weeks after the New Moon when the earth is three quarter of the way through it’s orbit around the earth. If you live in the northern hemisphere the Moons left side will be illuminated and the right side dark. For thoughts of you in the southern hemisphere it will be the opposite with the right side illuminated. On the day of the Third Quarter phase the Moon will rise around midnight on the eastern horizon and set in the west around noon the next day. In the days following the Third Quarter Phase the Moon’s illumination will decrees each day until the New Moon.

Phase Details for – Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Phase: Last Quarter
Illumination: 45%
Moon Age: 22.62 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 364,580.85 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,489,770.65 km
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