The Witches Moon Phase for January 14th is Waxing Crescent

January 14
Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 23%

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 14, 2016

Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 23%
Moon Age: 4.72 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 365,091.92 km

Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,143,365.67 km

The Witches Moon Phase for November 19th is First Quarter

Unicorns and FairiesNovember 19
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 – Thursday, November 19, 2015

Phase: First Quarter
Illumination: 53%
Moon Age: 7.63 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 367,618.90 km

Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,832,152.79 km