Pvillage.org

# How do you calculate the phase of the moon?

## How do you calculate the phase of the moon?

The easiest way to calculate the current phase of the moon is to compare it to a known time when it was new, and determine how many cycles it has passed through. We can do this by finding the number of days from a known New Moon and then dividing by the lunar period. On 1/6/2000 at 12:24:01, the moon was New.

How long is 1 phase of the moon?

However, it takes our Moon about 29.5 days to complete one cycle of phases (from new Moon to new Moon).

How many days after full moon is new moon phase?

29.5 days
The Moon takes 27.3 days to orbit Earth, but the lunar phase cycle (from new Moon to new Moon) is 29.5 days. The Moon spends the extra 2.2 days “catching up” because Earth travels about 45 million miles around the Sun during the time the Moon completes one orbit around Earth.

### How to easily calculate your moon phase?

using the Sun and Moon glyphs.

• Use this blank wheel to plot out your Sun and Moon. You don’t need to take the rising sign into account here.
• This is actress Kate Winslet’s birth chart.
• This is the chart of actor Christian Bale.
• How do I calculate moon phases?

You can move counter-clockwise from the Sun to the Moon to figure out your Moon phase. Count the degrees from the Sun to the Moon, keeping in mind that each sign has 30 degrees. In this example, the Moon is 329 degrees ahead of the Sun. That makes it a Balsamic Moon, which is from 315 to 360 degrees ahead of the Sun.

How do you identify moon phases?

Observe the moon for two or three successive nights to fully determine which direction the moon’s shadow is traveling in. Become familiar with each moon phase so that you can easily identify them. The phase following the new moon is called the new crescent. A sliver of the right half of the moon will be illuminated.

#### How to make a moon phases chart?

Make a 2D chart or a 3D chart. Use white construction paper cut in circles and color in the moon phases with markers or use halves of styrofoam balls

• Know the phases of the moon. This is vital to being able to create an accurate chart.
• Place Earth in the center of your chart.
• Place the sun on your chart.