What is the Moon phase for today 28 January 2023? – The current moon phase for January 28th, 2023 is the First Quarter. In this article, you will find more information about today’s moon phase 28 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 28 January 2023?
Today the Moon will be in a First Quarter 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 28th January 2023 – First Quarter
Phase Details For January 28
- Phase: First Quarter
- Illumination: 48%
- Moon Age: 7.23 days
- Moon Angle: 0.52
- Moon Distance: 384,713.75 km
- Sun Angle: 0.54
- Sun Distance: 147,337,674.17 km
Moon Phase for January 28, 2023
Today, the Moon will be in a First Quarter phase. This phase occurs roughly 7 -days after the New Moon when the moon is one quarter of the way through its orbit around the earth. Exactly half the moon will be illuminated and half dark.
On the day of the First Quarter phase the moon is high overhead at sunset and is visible until mid-night when it sets in the west. The First Quarter phase is a one-day event and in the following days enters a Waxing Gibbous phase becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon.
First Quarter Phase Moon Phase 28 January 2023
The First Quarter on January 28 has an illumination of 48% percentage. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% percentage a day. On January 28 the Moon is 7.23 -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 and lunation details
Moonrise and moon-set
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon in ♉ Taurus
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Apparent angular diameter ∠1863″
Lunar disc appears visually 4.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1863″ and ∠1948″.
Snow Moon after 8 days
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2023 after 8 days on 5 February 2023 at 18:29.
Upcoming main Moon Phases
- Full Moon in Leo ♌ after 8 days on 5 February 2023 at 18:29
- Last Quarter in Scorpio ♏ after 16 days on 13 February 2023 at 16:01
- New Moon in Pisces ♓ after 22 days on 20 February 2023 at 07:06
- First Quarter in Gemini ♊ after 29 days on 27 February 2023 at 08:06
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
For more information on the Moon-Cycle and on each moon phase check-out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.
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