What is the Moon phase for today 15 April 2023? – The current moon phase for 15 April 2023 is the Waning Crescent moon phase. In this article, you will find more information about today’s moon phase 15 April 2023 such as illumination, the approximate distance from the Earth to the moon, and what is the moon sign and more.
Moon Phase 15 April 2023
Let’ see What is the Moon Phase 15th April 2023?
Moon Phase for Saturday 15th Apr, 2023
The current moon phase for 15 April 2023 is the Waning Crescent moon phase.
Today, the moon is 24.47 days old and 30.83% illuminated with a tilt of -304.892°. The approximate distance from the Earth to the moon is 368,362.61 K.M. and the moon sign is Aquarius zodiac.
The Moon phase for April 15th, 2023 is a Waning Crescent moon phase. This is the moon phase where the moon is less than 50% illuminated but has not yet reached 0% illumination which would be a New Moon.
Phase Details For – April 14, 2023
- Phase: Waning Crescent
- Illumination: 37%
- Moon Age: 23.36 days
- Moon Angle: 0.55
- Moon Distance: 363,306.20 km
- Sun Angle: 0.53
- Sun Distance: 150,065,222.69 km
In this part or type of the moon cycle, it is getting very closer and closer to the Sun as viewed from the Earth and the night-side of the Moon is facing earth with a decreasingly thin crescent being illuminated.
The waning and or shrinking crescent Moon will rise at around midnight, transit the meridian after sunrise, before setting after noon. This moon phase is best viewed 1 – 2 hours before sunrise and is a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface.
Along the illuminated crescent you can see the craters, nature and mountains of the moon casting long shadows.
The Waxing Gibbous moon 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. During this Waxing Gibbous moon phase, the moon will rise in the east in the mid-to-late-afternoon and will be high in the eastern sky at sunset.
Assuming it’s a clear night, the Waxing Gibbous moon phase will then be visible through most of the night before setting just before sunrise.
For more information on the Moon-Cycle and on each moon phase check-out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.
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