What is the Moon phase for today 15 January 2023? – The current moon phase for January 15th, 2023 is the Waning Gibbous. In this article, you will find more information about today’s moon phase 15 January 2023 such as illumination, the approximate distance from the Earth to the moon, and what is the moon sign and more.
What is the Moon Phase 15 January 2023?
Moon Phase: January 15, 2023 – On this day 15th January 2023, the Moon will be in a Last Quarter moon phase. This moon phase occurs roughly 3 weeks after the New Moon when the Moon is 3 quarters of the way through its orbit around the earth.
In case if you live in the Northern hemisphere the Moon’s left side will be illuminated and the right side will be completely dark. For those of you in the southern hemisphere location, it will be the opposite with the right-side illuminated.
Also called a 3rd Quarter phase, it will rise around mid-night on the eastern horizon and set in the west around noon the next-day. In the days following the 3rd Quarter Phase the Moon’s illumination will decrees each day until the New Moon.
Moon Phase January 15, 2023 Details
- Phase: Last Quarter
- Illumination: 46%
- Moon Age: 22.55 days
- Moon Angle: 0.52
- Moon Distance: 383,504.38 km
- Sun Angle: 0.54
- Sun Distance: 147,154,880.60 km
For more information on the Moon-Cycle and on each moon phase check-out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.
Last Quarter Phase
The Last Quarter on January 15th 2023 has an illumination of 46%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing now and can vary up to 10% percentage a day.
On 15th January 2023, the Moon is 22.55 –days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 –days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.
Moon phase and lunation details
The Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is entering ♎ Libra
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Apparent angular diameter ∠1869″
Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% percent narrower than solar disc. The Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1869″ and ∠1951″.
Snow Moon after 21 days
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of 2023 February after 21 days on 5 February 2023 at 18:29.
Upcoming Moon phases
- New Moon in Capricorn ♑ after 6 days on 21 January 2023 at 20:53
- First Quarter in Taurus ♉ after 13 days on 28 January 2023 at 15:19
- Full Moon in Leo ♌ after 21 days on 5 February 2023 at 18:29
- Last Quarter in Scorpio ♏ after 29 days on 13 February 2023 at 16:01
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