What is the Moon's current phase?
Presented by Chuck Maddox USA on 14 February, 2001,
Last Revised: 12 February, 2003, 23:59 GMT 
What is the Moon's current phase?
The Moon's current phase is:
This image updates every 4 hours.
If display is black, the moon is new.
by Virtual Reality Moon Phase Pictures


A lunar months worth of
phases in a few seconds:

The lunar month is approximately 29.5 earth days. This is the reason why many religious holidays which are based on the position of the moon, like Easter, Passover and Ramadan, occur at different times from year to year.

The moon rises approximately 55 minutes earlier each day in its progression around the earth.