The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waxing Crescent Phase. Best seen in the west after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset.This is the first Phase afterthe New Moonand is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.
Today’s Waxing Crescent Phase
The Waxing Crescent on May 23 has an illumination of 14%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On May 23 the Moon is 3.67 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last…
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