Moon phase January 15 2024: Today the Moon is in the waxing crescent phase. It was best seen in the west as the sun sank below the horizon. This is the first phase after the new moon and is a good time to see the features of the lunar surface.
The moon is near the sun in the sky and mostly dark, except for the right edge of the moon, which becomes brighter as the days approach the next phase, which is the first quarter with 50% illumination. Visit the January 2024 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phases for this month.
Moon Phase Details For 15 January 2024
Phase: Waxing Crescent
Moon Age: 4.50 days
Moon Distance: 363,458.21 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,152,646.57 km.
Waxing Crescent Phase
The illumination of the waxing crescent on January 15 is 21%. This is the percentage of the month lit by the Sun. Lighting is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% per day. On January 15, the Moon will be .5 days old. This indicates how many days have passed since the last new moon. The Moon takes 29.53 days to orbit the Earth and go through all 8 lunar phases.
Moon phase on Monday January 15, 2024 at 12:00 UTC
Wax crescent 21% Illumination, the waxing moon is the phase of the moon on January 15, 2024 , Monday. Seen from Earth, the illuminated part of the Moon’s surface is 21% and growing. The -day young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
Moon phase on Monday January 15, 2024
The current moon phase on January 15, 2024 is the waxing crescent. Today the moon is .01 days old and 20.91% illuminated at a declination of -123.886°.
The estimated distance from the Earth to the Moon is 365,029.09 km and the Moon Sign is Pisces. The phase of the moon on January 15, 2024 is the waxing crescent phase. This is the phase when the moon started to appear again after the new moon.
During this part of the lunar cycle, the Moon moves away from the Sun and becomes increasingly illuminated by sunlight. At this point, the month before the first quarter phase changes from 0.1 percent to 9.9 percent.
In the waxing crescent phase, the Moon rises before noon in the east, crosses the meridian before sunset, and sets in the west before midnight. The waxing crescent phase, like all lunar phases, lasts a little over 7 days.
The actual length varies due to the elliptical orbit of the Moon. The Moon is close to the Sun in the sky and the right edge brightens as it approaches 50% illumination and first quarter phase.
Fun fact: Although only a small part of the Moon is illuminated during the waxing crescent phase, you can sometimes see the rest of the Moon dimly visible. This is known as an “ground shine ; i.e. Da Vinci shines and is due to sunlight reflecting back from the Earth to the Moon.