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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Mar 24, 2013

March 23 moon waxing toward full

Last night’s moon – March 23, 2013 – waxing toward full. In the coming days, you’ll find a large waxing moon in daylight in late afternoon, or shining brightly at night.

Waxing gibbous moon of March 23, 2013 from EarthSky Facebook friend VegaStar Carpentier in Champagne, Ardenne, France.  Thank you, VegaStar!

Waxing gibbous moon of March 23, 2013 from EarthSky Facebook friend VegaStar Carpentier in Champagne, Ardenne, France. Thank you, VegaStar! See more photography from VegaStar here.

This month’s full moon will come on the night of March 26-27, 2013. Between now and then, you’ll find the moon more than half lighted and less than full, a waxing gibbous moon shining in the daytime sky in late afternoon or high in the sky after sunset. Read more about the waxing gibbous moon phase here.

March full moon shines in front of Virgo on March 26

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