Moon Phase January 4 2024: The Moon is in its last quarter phase. This phase occurs about 3 weeks after the new moon, when the moon is three-quarters of the way around the Earth. If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, the left side of the Moon is lit and the right side is dark.
For those who live in the southern hemisphere, it is the other way around when the right side is lit. Also called the third quarter phase, it rises on the eastern horizon around midnight and sets in the west around noon the next day.
In the days after the third quarter phase, the illumination of the Moon determines each day until the new moon. Visit the January 2024 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phases for this month. Moon phase January 4 2024 Last quarter phase Last quarter illumination on January th is 7%.
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 , the Moon is 22. 7 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 January 4 2024
Phase: Last Quarter
Moon Age: 22.47 days
Moon Distance: 400,772.58 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,097,914.83 km
Moon phase January 4 2024, Thursday at 12:00 UTC
Last Quarter 7% Illuminated: The last quarter is the phase of the moon on January , 2024 , Thursday. Seen from Earth, the illuminated part of the Moon’s surface is 7% and decreasing. The 22 day Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this last quarter phase is January , 2024 at 3:30 UTC. Moon phase on Thursday, January , 2024 The current moon phase on January 4, 2024 is the last quarter phase. Today the Moon is 22.07 days old and 51. 5% illuminated at a declination of -259.788°. The estimated distance from the Earth to the Moon is 01,351.01 km and the Moon Sign is Libra.
The phase of the moon on January 4, 2024 is the phase of the last quarter, sometimes called the third quarter. At this point, the Moon has completed three quarters of its orbit around the Earth, and exactly half of the Moon is illuminated and half is dark. The last quarter phase occurs approximately 3 weeks after the new moon and is when the moon has completed three quarters of its orbit around the Earth (hence the name, last quarter).
The moon rises on the eastern horizon around midnight, crosses the meridian at sunrise, and sets in the west at noon. The last quarter of the moon’s phase cycle occurs in one day. This is followed by an intermediate phase, the waning crescent, and becomes less illuminated each day until it reaches the new moon phase.
Fun fact: if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, the left side of the moon is illuminated during the last quarter. If you live in the southern hemisphere, the right side is lit. see Wikipedia’s Moon Phases page.