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Waxing Crescent phase

Waxing Crescent

Waxing crescent

The waxing crescent phase is a beguiling interlude in the lunar cycle, a bridge spanning the dark, enigmatic new moon and the sharp-lined, illuminated first quarter. In this phase, the moon's surface is suffused with an ever-increasing light, gradually revealing its splendor in the night sky, the illumination swelling from a mere 4% to a resplendent 31%.
This fleeting moment is a thing of beauty, ephemeral as it is, lasting only three short days before transforming into the angular first quarter. This celestial dance, a mesmerizing performance by the moon, Earth, and sun, is a testament to the infinite complexities and beauty of the universe, a reminder of the majesty of the cosmos.

Dates of the waxing crescent phase

Date Ends Visibility
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 Friday, February 24, 2023 5.22 ~ 28.85
Thursday, March 23, 2023 Saturday, March 25, 2023 7.63 ~ 22.48
Friday, April 21, 2023 Monday, April 24, 2023 4.69 ~ 25.05
Sunday, May 21, 2023 Wednesday, May 24, 2023 6.55 ~ 27.36
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 Friday, June 23, 2023 8.32 ~ 29.86
Wednesday, July 19, 2023 Saturday, July 22, 2023 5.18 ~ 24.29
Friday, August 18, 2023 Monday, August 21, 2023 6.76 ~ 27.86
Saturday, September 16, 2023 Tuesday, September 19, 2023 4.05 ~ 23.38
Monday, October 16, 2023 Thursday, October 19, 2023 5.92 ~ 28.73
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 Friday, November 17, 2023 9.02 ~ 25.49
Thursday, December 14, 2023 Saturday, December 16, 2023 6.36 ~ 21.99
Friday, January 12, 2024 Monday, January 15, 2024 4.11 ~ 28.38