What is the Moon phase for today 23 January 2023? – The current moon phase for January 23rd, 2023 is the Waxing Crescent. In this article, you will find more information about today’s moon phase 23 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 23 January 2023?
Today the Moon will be in a Waxing 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 23rd January 2023 – Waxing Crescent
Moon Phase January 23, 2023
Today, the Moon will be in a Waxing Crescent Phase. Best seen in the west after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. This is the first moon-Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface.
The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.
Moon Phase 23 January 2023 Waxing Crescent Phase
The Waxing Crescent on January 23 has an illumination of 4% 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 January 23rd 2023 the Moon is 1.9 -days old.
This means and 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.
Phase Details For – January 23, 2023
- Phase: Waxing Crescent
- Illumination: 4%
- Moon Age: 1.90 days
- Moon Angle: 0.55
- Moon Distance: 364,928.30 km
- Sun Angle: 0.54
- Sun Distance: 147,252,992.35 km
23rd January 2023 Waxing Crescent 4% illuminated
Waxing Crescent is the lunar-phase on Monday, 23rd January 2023, Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 -days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon phase and lunation details
1 day after New Moon
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 21st January 2023 at 20:53 PM.
Moonrise and Moonset
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon in ♒ Aquarius
Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.
Apparent Angular Diameter ∠1964″
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964″ and ∠1949″.
Snow Moon after 13 -days
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2023 after 13 days on 5 February 2023 at 18:29.
Upcoming main Moon phases
- First Quarter in Taurus ♉ after 5 days on 28th January 2023 at 15:19
- Full Moon in Leo ♌ after 13 days on 5 February 2023 at 18:29
- Last Quarter in Scorpio ♏ after 21 days on 13 February 2023 at 16:01
- New Moon in Pisces ♓ after 27 days on 20 February 2023 at 07:06
For more information on the Moon-Cycle and on each moon phase check-out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
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