Resources to finding the current Moon Phase
The Current Lunar Phase:
You can put the google gadget of the moon phase right on your desktop. This handy little gadget automatically updates so it always shows you the current phase of the moon. Kind of nice. Softpedia Google Desktop for the MoonPhase. If you are in the southern hemisphere they also have a gadget for you.
The Phase of the moon is very important to sky watchers and astronomers. A full moon casts a lot of light pollution and can ruin the night sky. Generally when you are looking at things other than the moon you want the moon to be as small a phase as possible – totally moonless nights are the best!