What is the Moon phase for today 22 January 2023? – The current moon phase for January 22nd, 2023 is the Waning Crescent. In this article, you will find more information about today’s moon phase 22 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 22 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 22nd January 2023 – Waning Crescent
Moon Phase for December 22, 2023
Today 22.01.2023, the Moon was in a Waning Crescent phase. This phase is best viewed just before the sunrise in the western sky. In this moon phase the Moon’s illumination is growing smaller each 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 also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark-side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.
Visit the December 2023 Moon-Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.
Waning Crescent Phase on 22.1.2023
The Waning Crescent on December 22 has an illumination of 1% 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 December 22 the Moon is 28.49 –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.
Moon Phase 22 January 2023
- Phase: Waning Crescent
- Illumination: 1%
- Moon Age: 28.49 days
- Moon Angle: 0.55
- Moon Distance: 363,771.90 km
- Sun Angle: 0.54
- Sun Distance: 147,153,608.90 km
New Moon Phase on 22 January 2023
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on Monday, 22nd December 2023. Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% percentage and getting smaller. The 28 –days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
For more information on the Moon-Cycle and on each moon phase check-out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.
Moon phase and lunation details
5 days after Last Quarter
Previous main lunar-phase is the Last Quarter before 5 -days on 16 December 2023 at 17:42.
Moon-rise and Moon set
Moon rises after mid-night to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is highly visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon in ♐ Sagittarius
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Apparent angular diameter ∠1970″
Lunar disc appears visually 1% percentage wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970″ and ∠1951″.
Wolf Moon after 16 -days
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2004 after 16 days on 7 January 2004 at 15:40.
Upcoming Main Moon phases
- New Moon in Capricorn ♑ after 1 day on 23 December 2023 at 09:43
- First Quarter in Aries ♈ after 7 days on 30 December 2023 at 10:03
- Full Moon in Cancer ♋ after 16 days on 7 January 2004 at 15:40
- Last Quarter in Libra ♎ after 23 days on 15 January 2004 at 04:46
There is medium ocean-tide on this date 22 January 2023. The Sun and the Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, however, meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
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