What is the Moon phase for today 20 March 2023? – The current moon phase for March 20th, 2023 is the First Quarter. In this article, you will find more information about today’s moon phase 20 March 2023 such as illumination, the approximate distance from the Earth to the moon, and what is the moon sign and more.
Moon Phase 20 March 2023
Let’ see What is the Moon Phase 20 March 2023?
Moon Phase for Monday 20 Mar 2023
The moon phase for today, March 20th, 2023 is the Waning Crescent phase.
Today, the moon is 28.28 days old and 2.33% illuminated with a tilt of -47.483°. The approximate distance from Earth to the moon is 363,232.11 km and the moon sign is Pisces zodiac.
Moon Phase Details for Mar 20th, 2023
- Phase: Waning Crescent
- Moon age: 28.28 days
- Moon illumination: 2.33%
- Moon tilt: -47.483°
- Moon angle: 0.55
- Moon distance: 363,232.11 km
- Moon sign: Pisces
The Moon phase for 20th 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.
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 completely to the earth with a decreasingly thin moon (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 and clearly viewed 1-2 hours before sunrise and is a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface.
Along the illuminated crescent (moon) you can see the craters and mountains of the moon casting long shadows.
The Waxing Gibbous moon phase also like all moon phases, will last for just over 7 -days. The actual length may vary as 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 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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