Lunar Phase for Today

Even though different countries see the same moon phase (or lunar phase) on the same day, the position of the moon is not exactly the same depending on the location. For example the moon phase in Northern Hemisphere is 180º inverted to that in the Southern Hemisphere.

As the moon circles around the Earth every 29.5 days (also called a Synodic month), it means that every 29.5 days, we will see a New Moon. Our modern calendar (365.2422 days a year) does not align with the Lunar calendar (354.367 days a year), therefore we see a slightly different view of the Moon every night. We describe how the Moon looks with the eight Moon phases, or shapes:

  • New Moon
  • Waxing Crescent
  • First Quarter
  • Waxing Gibbous
  • Full Moon
  • Waning Gibbous
  • Third Quarter
  • Waning Crescent
wedding moon phase

A custom-made moon print marks a truly unique memento of your important event

The Moon Phase Today

Our moon phase is calculated with high-precision astronomy computations based on space-based telescope observations and computations. For more information please read The science behind our moon print