What is the Moon phase for today 17 January 2023? – The current moon phase for January 17th, 2023 is the Waning Gibbous. In this article, you will find more information about today’s moon phase 17 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 17 January 2023?
Today the Moon will be in a Waning Crescent phase. This phase is easily viewable just before the sunrise in the western sky. In this phase the Moon’s illumination is growing little bit smaller each day until the New Moon. During this part of the Moon cycle, the Moon is getting very 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 today.
It can also be a great time to see the all these features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the moon’s illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a binoculars or telescope.
Moon Phase 17th January 2023 – Waning Crescent Phase
The Waning Crescent on January 17 has an illumination of 25%. 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 January 17 the Moon is 24.59 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.
January 17, 2023 Moon Phase Details
- Phase Details For – January 17
- Phase: Waning Crescent
- Illumination: 25%
- Moon Age: 24.59 days
- Moon Angle: 0.53
- Moon Distance: 374,058.76 km
- Sun Angle: 0.54
- Sun Distance: 147,174,998.69 km.
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on Tuesday, 17th January 2023, Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 25% and getting smaller. The 24 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
2 days after Last Quarter
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 –days on January, 15TH 2023 at 02:10.
Moonrise and moonset
Moon rises after mid-night to early morning and sets in the after-noon. It is clearly visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon in ♏ Scorpio
Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and it will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.
Apparent angular diameter ∠1916″
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% narrower than solar disc. The Moon and the Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1916″ and ∠1950″.
Snow Moon after 19 days
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2023 after 19 –days on 5th February 2023 at 18:29.