The Today 12 January 2023 Moon Phase is the Waning Gibbous Phase. In this article you will get what today is the moon 12 January 2023 Thursday and that name, the moon illumination percentage and the age of the moon.
The Moon phase for January 12 2023 is Waning Gibbous. This is the first phase of the moon after the period of Full Moon. Because the January full moon happens on the date of January 6 2023.
After that Full Moon this is the first phase and the name is Waning Gibbous Phase. Full moon illumination decreases day by day until it reaches 50% this is called the Last Quarter phase of the Moon.
12 January 2023 Moon Phase – Moon Age
Today the moon age is 19.6 days old and the illumination part of the moon is 79.73%. The tilt of the moon is -261.062 degrees.
The approximate distance from the planet Earth to the moon in the galaxy is 401,480.96km.
Today’s moon sign is Virgo.
Waning Gibbous Phase
The waning gibbous phase moon will rise after the daily sunset in the direction of East, It will transit to the meridian place after midnight and after sunrise in the west.
During this waning gibbous phase the illumination of the moon will go down from the 99 percent to 50.1 percent. The moon phase starts after the Full Moon has passed, but it is difficult to calculate and also differentiate the first stage of the moon Waning Gibbous Moon from the 99% illumination of the Full Moon.
The word Gibbous, which was used in the 14th century, comes from the Latin word. Gibbous means humpbacked.
The 8 Lunar Phases
There are a total of 8 lunar phases. 4 major lunar phases and 4 minor lunar phases.
4 Major Lunar Phases
4 Minor Lunar Phases
The upcoming moon phases of the January is
Last Quarter Moon phase
New Moon Phase
First Quarter Moon Phase
The Last Quarter moon phase will come on 15th January 2023.
The New Moon in January will come on 21st January 2023.
The First Quarter Moon Phase will come on 28th January 2023.
These are all the important Moon phases in the month of January 2023.
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