What is the Moon phase for today 19 March 2023? – The current moon phase for March 19th, 2023 is the First Quarter. In this article, you will find more information about today’s moon phase 19 March 2023 such as illumination, the approximate distance from the Earth to the moon, and what is the moon sign and more.
Moon Phase 19 March 2023
Let’ see What is the Moon Phase 19 March 2023?
The current moon phase for March 19th, 2023 is – Waning Crescent phase.
Today, the moon is 27.24 -days old and 7.57% illuminated with a tilt of -39.192°. The approximate distance from Earth to the moon is 362,739.70 K.M and the moon sign is Aquarius zodiac.
The Moon phase for 19th March, 2023 is a Waning Crescent phase. This is the moon phase where the moon is less than 50% illuminated however, has not yet reached 0% illumination (which would be a New Moon).
Moon Phase Details March 19th, 2023
- Phase: Waning Crescent
- Moon age: 27.24 days
- Moon illumination: 7.57%
- Moon tilt: -39.192°
- Moon angle: 0.55
- Moon distance: 362,739.70 km
- Moon sign: Aquarius
In this part of the moon-cycle, it is getting very closer and closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing earth with a decreasingly thin crescent being illuminated.
The waning 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 with the illuminated crescent / moon you can easily see the craters and mountains of the moon casting long shadows without any problem.
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 shape 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 will then be clearly 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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