What is the Moon phase for today 16 January 2023? – The current moon phase for January 16th, 2023 is the Waning Gibbous. In this article, you will find more information about today’s moon phase 16 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 16 January 2023?
Moon Phase January 16, 2023, On this day the Moon phase will be in a Waning Crescent phase. This moon phase is best viewed just before the sun-rise in the western sky. In this phase the Moon’s illumination is growing smaller every day until the New Moon.
During this part of the Moon-cycle, the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night-side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated.
It can be a great time to see the best features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion or parts meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them very easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.
Moon Phase 16th January 2023 – Waning Crescent Phase
The Waning Crescent on 16th January 2023 has an illumination of 35% percentage. This is the % percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On Jan 16 2023 the Moon is 23.55 –days old.
This means and 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.
January 16, 2023 Moon Phase Details
- Phase: Waning Crescent
- Illumination: 35%
- Moon Age: 23.55 days
- Moon Angle: 0.53
- Moon Distance: 378,655.66 km
- Sun Angle: 0.54
- Sun Distance: 147,164,567.84 km
- Waning Crescent 35% illuminated
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on January 16th 2023, Monday. Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 35% percent and getting smaller. The 23 –days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
For more information on the Moon-Cycle and on each moon phase check-out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.
Moon phase and lunation details
1 day after Last Quarter – Previous main lunar phase is the Last-Quarter before 1 day on 15th January 2023 at 02:10 AM.
Moonrise and Moonset
Moon-rises after mid-night to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is clearly visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon in ♏ Scorpio
The Moon is clearly passing about ∠13° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Apparent angular diameter ∠1893″
Lunar disc appears visually 3% percent narrower than solar disc. Moon and the Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1893″ and ∠1951″.
Snow Moon After 20 days
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of the February 2023 after 20 –days on 5 February 2023 at 18:29 P.M.
Upcoming Main Moon Phases
- New Moon in Capricorn ♑ after 5 days on 21 January 2023 at 20:53.
- First Quarter in Taurus ♉ after 12 days on 28 January 2023 at 15:19
- Full Moon in Leo ♌ after 20 days on 5 February 2023 at 18:29
- Last Quarter in Scorpio ♏ after 28 days on 13 February 2023 at 16:01
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