Moon Phase for Today

Information about the current phase of the moon, and upcoming phases for today.

Moon Phase for Monday Oct 3rd, 2022

The current moon phase for today is the First Quarter phase.

On this day, the moon is 7.75 days old and 57.75% illuminated with a tilt of 114.204°. The approximate distance from Earth to the moon is 369,643.14 km and the moon sign is Capricorn.

The Moon phase for today is the First Quarter phase. In this phase, exactly half of the moon is illuminated and half is in darkness.

The First Quarter phase comes roughly 7 days after the New Moon and this is when the moon has completed one quarter of its orbit around the Earth (hence the name, First Quarter). The moon will be high overhead at sunset in this phase and will be visible until mid-night, when it sets in the west.

The First Quarter of the moon phase cycle happens on one day. It's followed by the intermediate phase, Waxing Gibbous, and will become more illuminated every day until it reaches the Full Moon phase.

Assuming it's a clear night, the Waxing Gibbous moon will then be visible through most of the night before setting just before sunrise.

Fun fact: if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, the right side of the moon will be illuminated during the First Quarter. If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, the left side is illuminated.

Moon Phase Details - Oct 3rd, 2022

Phase: First Quarter

Moon age: 7.75 days

Moon illumination: 57.75%

Moon tilt: 114.204°

Moon angle: 0.54

Moon distance: 369,643.14 km

Moon sign: Capricorn

Moon Phase Calendar

Want to view the moon phase for a specific date? Use the handy calendar below to find any date you like and see what the current phase of the moon was for that date.

Upcoming Moon Phases

Below are the upcoming moon phase dates and times. For more information on each of the phases, you can click the link to find out more.

Full Moon

09 October

Last Quarter

17 October

New Moon

25 October

First Quarter

01 November