Moon Phase for Sunday Oct 22nd, 2023: The moon phase on October 22nd, 2023 is the First Quarter. On this day, the moon is 7.92 days old and 57.12% illuminated, with a tilt of 153.534°. The approximate distance from Earth to the moon is 370,473.40 km, and the moon sign is Aquarius.
The First Quarter phase occurs about 7 days after the New Moon. During this phase, exactly half of the moon is illuminated, while the other half remains in darkness. The First Quarter phase is named as such because it marks the completion of one quarter of the moon’s orbit around the Earth.
Moon Phase October 22 2023
- Phase Details For – October 22
- Phase: First Quarter
- Illumination: 54%
- Moon Age: 7.76 days
- Moon Angle: 0.54
- Moon Distance: 365,512.57 km
- Sun Angle: 0.54
- Sun Distance: 148,860,702.70 km
In this phase, the moon will be high overhead at sunset and visible until midnight when it sets in the west. Following the First Quarter phase is the Waxing Gibbous phase, where the moon will continue to become more illuminated each day until it reaches the Full Moon phase.
Assuming clear skies, the Waxing Gibbous moon will be visible for most of the night before setting just before sunrise.
Here’s a fun fact:
If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, the right side of the moon will be illuminated during the First Quarter phase. Conversely, if you live in the Southern Hemisphere, the left side will be illuminated.
On October 22, 2023, at 03:29 UTC, the moon will officially enter the First Quarter phase.
Moon Phase: October 22, 2023
On this day, October 22, the moon will be in the First Quarter phase. This phase occurs approximately 7 days after the New Moon and signifies that the moon has completed one quarter of its orbit around the Earth.
During the First Quarter phase, exactly half of the moon’s surface is illuminated, while the other half remains in darkness. The moon will be high overhead at sunset and visible until midnight before setting in the west.
The First Quarter phase is a one-day event, and it will be followed by the Waxing Gibbous phase, during which the moon will continue to become more illuminated each day until reaching the Full Moon.
For a comprehensive view of all the daily moon phases in October 2023, please refer to the October 2023 Moon Phases Calendar. First Quarter Phase On October 22, the First Quarter phase will have an illumination of 54%. This represents the percentage of the moon’s surface that is illuminated by the Sun.
To see all the daily moon phases for October 2023, you can visit the October 2023 Moon Phases Calendar
The illumination constantly changes and can vary up to 10% per day. On this day, the moon will be 7.76 days old, indicating the number of days since the last New Moon. The complete lunar cycle, encompassing all 8 moon phases, takes approximately 29.53 days to complete.
For more information on the Moon-Cycle and on each moon phase check-out Wikipedia Lunar Phase.