New moon Full Moon Waxing Crescent 1st Quarter 3 rd Quarter Waning Gibbous Waning Crescent Waxing Crescent.
Post on 30-Dec-2015
New moonFull MoonWaxing Crescent1st Quarter3rd QuarterWaning GibbousWaning CrescentWaxing Crescent
The MoonA moon phase cycle (LUNAR CYCLE) lasts 29 1/2 daysMoon phases are caused by the positions of the Moon, Sun, and Earth The moon also sees Earth phases
The Moon's un-illuminated (not lit by the Sun) side is facing the Earth. The Moon is not visible.New Moon
The Moon seems to be getting bigger more of the lit side is showing. WAXING CRESCENTGetting bigger: WAXINGThe RIGHT of the moon is litLess than the moon showing: CRESCENT
FIRST QUARTERDAY 7
One-half of the Moon is illuminated by direct sunlight. One half of one half of the moon is visible.
Waxing Gibbous DAY 11
The Moon is more than one-half but not fully illuminated by direct sunlight. GIBBOUS: more than half of the moon is visible.
Full Moon DAY 14
The Moon's illuminated side is facing the Earth. The Moon is completelyilluminated by direct sunlight.
Waning Gibbous DAY 17
The Moon is more than one-half but not fully illuminated by direct sunlight. Waning: getting smaller.Moon is lit on the LEFT side
Last Quarter DAY 22
One-half of the Moon is illuminated by direct sunlight.
Waning Crescent DAY 24
The Moon is less than one-half illuminated by direct sunlight.
The Other PhasePlease Turn Out The Lights
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