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Last quarter moon is February 18

A last quarter moon rises around midnight. It appears half illuminated from Earth. The exact last quarter phase will come on February 18, 2017 at 19:33 UTC.

Where’s the moon? Waning gibbous

Watch for the moon late at night now, or before dawn. Last quarter moon will come on February 18.

What’s special about a full moon?

Why does a full moon tug our heartstrings? And why does the moon on this night look full, in contrast to other other nights and other phases of the moon?

Where’s the moon? Waxing gibbous

Full moon – and a penumbral lunar eclipse – will come on February 11, 2017 at 00:33 UTC. For the Americas, your fullest moon and eclipse are the night of February 10.

Top 4 keys to mastering moon phases

How can you come to know our ever-changing moon? The most important key is that it’s a world in space with a day side and a night side.

Where’s the moon? Waxing crescent

First quarter moon will be February 4, 2017 at 04:19 UTC. Next full moon is February 10 or 11, depending on your time zone.

Your new moon is January 27 or 28

This new moon is January 28, 2017 at 00:07 UTC … just after midnight by clocks in England. It’ll be the evening of January 27 for us in the Americas, or January 28 for Asia.

Where’s the moon? Waning crescent

A waning crescent moon is sometimes called an old moon. It’s seen in the east before dawn. Next new moon is January 28, 2017 at 00:07 UTC.

Moon in 2017

Everything you want to know about the moon in 2017 – including phases, cycles, eclipses and supermoons – from world-renowned astronomer Fred Espenak.

First quarter moon comes February 3-4

A first quarter moon is a waxing moon, rising at noon, highest at sunset. Next full moon – February 11, 2017 – will come with a penumbral eclipse.

Quarter moon or a half moon?

Half the moon always faces us. And half the moon is always lit by the sun. But, in the language of astronomers, there are no ‘half moons.’

What is earthshine?

That glow over the unlit part of a crescent moon – called earthshine – is light reflected from Earth.

What’s the youngest moon you can see?

An astrophotographer in France captured an amazing photo of the moon at the precise instant of new moon.