The current moon phase for today and tonight is the phase. The moon is now % visible and is . Today the Moon is days old.
The approximate distance from Earth to the Moon is and days left to the next phase ().
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This is the first and invisible phase of the Moon, with the illuminated side of the Moon facing the Sun and the night side facing Earth. The New Moon is only directly visible during a solar eclipse.
A week after new moon comes first quarter, when the Moon is a quarter of the way around its orbit. It is also termed a Half Moon. A First Quarter Moon rises around noon and sets around midnight.
At 100% phase illumination, the day side of the Moon is directly pointed at the night side of the Earth and the Moon is full. A Full Moon rises around sunset and sets around sunrise and it looks bigger when it is near the horizon.
The Moon enters the Last Quarter (or Third Quarter) of its orbit at nearly 23 days old. Only half of it appears to be illuminated. You can see this phase at late night and in the early morning (6 am).
It depends on the time of day. The Moon is very hot in the daytime and very cold at night. The average temperature on the Moon varies from -298 degrees Fahrenheit (-183 degrees Celsius), at night, to 224 degrees Fahrenheit (106 degrees Celsius) during the day.More Moon Facts
An analysis of moon's mineral composition suggests that the moon is around 4.425 billion years old.More Moon Facts
The Moon makes Earth a more livable planet by moderating our home planet's wobble on its axis, leading to a relatively stable climate.More Moon Facts
A supermoon occurs when the Moon's orbit is closest (perigee) to Earth at the same time the Moon is full. At such a time, the Moon can look larger and brighter than it normally does - especially when it is seen rising above the horizon. However, it's important to note that the actual difference in size and brightness between a supermoon and an average full moon is not typically dramatic, and may not be noticeable to the naked eye without a direct comparison.More Moon Facts
No, the moon has no water and has only a very thin and tenuous atmosphere (called an exosphere) so it cannot trap heat or insulate the surface. So, for example, there is no wind to create weather system. The Moon does, in fact, affect the Earth's climate and weather patterns in several subtle ways.More Moon Facts
The 8 moon phases in order are new moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, last quarter, and waning crescent. The Moon displays these eight phases one after the other as it moves through its cycle each month. It takes 27 days for the Moon to orbit Earth. That means the Moon's cycle is 27 days long.More Moon Phases
This is the sixth phase of the Moon. The waning gibbous phase is between a Full moon and a Half moon and it means that the Moon is getting smaller and smaller. A Wanning Gibbous Moon rises around 9 pm and sets around 9 am.More Moon Phases
The Third Quarter (sometimes called as Last Quarter) is the seventh lunar phase. The Moon looks like its half illuminated from the perspective of Earth, but you’re really seeing just half of the Moon, that’s illuminated by the Sun, so it’s a quarter. You can see this phase at from midnight to early morning (6 am).More Moon Phases
This is the first and invisible phase of the Moon, with the illuminated side of the Moon facing the Sun and the night side facing the Earth.More Moon Phases
The Full Moon is the fifth lunar phase. The Moon appears fully illuminated from Earth's perspective. This occurs when Earth is located between the Sun and the Moon. A Full Moon rises around sunset and sets around sunrise.More Moon Phases
Moon dust smells like gunpowder. Just to be clear, moondust and gunpowder are not the same thing, so why is this gunpowder smell? No one really knows.More Fun Facts
No one. According to international law, no one can lay territorial claim to the Moon or any other celestial body, so a national flag on the Moon is purely symbolic. There are also websites where you can buy a certificate saying you own a plot of land on the Moon, but this isn't worth the paper it is written on.More Fun Facts
At first, Blue Moon is nothing to do with the actual color of the Moon. A Blue Moon is the second Full Moon in a calendar month. Typically, months have only one Full Moon, but sometimes a second one sneaks in. Most months are 30 or 31 days long while Full Moons are separated by 29 days, so it’s possible to fit two full moons in a single month. This happens every two and a half years, on average. Blue Moons dependent on the Gregorian calendar and time zones so you should check our Moon Calendar.More Fun Facts
In many languages the Moon is gender neutral, in other languages it’s not. For example, in French, the Moon is feminine (la lune) and in German, the Moon is masculine (der Mond). From a cultural point of view, the Moon is often referred as feminine. For example, in Greek mythology, Selene was the Goddess of the Moon and so the Moon has been known as Selene. In Roman mythology, it was the Goddess Luna, from where we get Lunar cycles from. This would give the moon a female gender.More Fun Facts
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon moves into the Earth's shadow. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are exactly or very closely aligned with Earth between the other two, which can happen only on the night of a Full Moon. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon falls entirely within the Earth's umbra.More Fun Facts