Moon Phase for Friday Jan 27th, 2023
The current moon phase for today is the Waxing Crescent phase.
On this day, the moon is 5.76 days old and 38.78% illuminated with a tilt of 107.164°. The approximate distance from Earth to the moon is 380,735.31 km and the moon sign is Aries.
The Moon phase for today is a Waxing Crescent phase. This is the phase where the moon started to become visible again after the New Moon.
In this part of the moon cycle, the Moon is moving away from the Sun and is becoming more and more illuminated by sunlight. In this phase, the moon will go from 0.1% to 49.9% illuminated before reaching the First Quarter phase.
In the Waxing Crescent phase the moon rises before noon in the east, transits the meridian before sunset, before setting in the west before midnight.
The Waxing Crescent phase, like all moon phases, will last for just over 7 days. The actual length will vary because of the elliptical shaped orbit of the moon. The moon is close to the Sun in the sky and the right edge will become brighter as it approaches 50% illumination and the First Quarter phase
Fun fact: although only a small part of the Moon is illuminated in the Waxing Crescent phase, you can still sometimes see the rest of moon as faintly visible. This is known as "earthshine" or Da Vinci glow and is a result of sunlight being reflected off the Earth and back to the Moon.
Moon Phase Details - Jan 27th, 2023
Phase: Waxing Crescent
Moon age: 5.76 days
Moon illumination: 38.78%
Moon tilt: 107.164°
Moon angle: 0.52
Moon distance: 380,735.31 km
Moon sign: Aries
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