What is the Moon phase for today 21 January 2023? – The current moon phase for January 21st, 2023 is the New Moon phase. In this article, you will find more information about today’s moon phase 21 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 21 January 2023?
Today the Moon will be in a New Moon 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 21st January 2023 – New Moon
Phase Details For – January 21 2023
- Phase: New Moon
- Illumination: 0%
- Moon Age: 29.10 days
- Moon Angle: 0.55
- Moon Distance: 363,386.07 km
- Sun Angle: 0.54
- Sun Distance: 147,224,086.53 km
Moon Phase Today January 21, 2023
On this day 21st January 2023, the Moon will be in a New Moon phase. During this phase the Moon is too close to the sun in the sky to be visible. The moon-rises and sets with the sun and is not present in the night sky. Because of this the night sky is darker and an excellent time to view other celestial objects. Like the Full Moon, a New Moon happens at a very specific time when the sun and moon have the same ecliptic longitude and it can be measured down to the second it occurs.
New Moon Phase on 21 January 2023
The New Moon on January 21 has an illumination of 0% percentage. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% percent a day. On January 21 the Moon is 29.1 –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.
For more information on the Moon-Cycle and on each moon phase check-out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.
New Moon on 21 January 2023
New Moon is the lunar phase on Saturday, 21st January 2023, Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 21 January 2023 @ 20:53 UTC.
Moon phase and Lunation details
Moonrise and Moonset
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It’s part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon in ♑ Capricorn
Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.
Apparent angular diameter
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973″ and ∠1950″.
Snow Moon after 15 days
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2023 after 15 days on 5 February 2023 at 18:29.
Upcoming main Moon phases
- First Quarter in Taurus ♉ after 7 days on 28 January 2023 at 15:19
- Full Moon in Leo ♌ after 15 days on 5 February 2023 at 18:29
- Last Quarter in Scorpio ♏ after 23 days on 13 February 2023 at 16:01
- New Moon in Pisces ♓ after 29 days on 20 February 2023 at 07:06.
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