The phases of the moon are: new moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full, waning gibbous, third quarter and waning crescent. After the waning-crescent phase the moon returns to the new-moon phase and th... More »

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The phases of the Moon are changes in the appearance of the Moon relative to the position of the Earth and the Sun. As the Moon travels through its monthly orbit, varying amounts of the side facing the Earth are illumina... More »

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Moon phases occur because the angle of the Earth, moon and sun changes as the moon orbits the Earth. One-half of the moon is always illuminated by the sun. As a person's angle of sight changes, different portions of sunl... More »

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The phases of the moon include the following eight periods: the new moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, third quarter and waning crescent. According to Starchild, a service wi... More »

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The phases of the moon, from darkest to brightest, are the new moon, the crescent moon, the quarter moon, the gibbous moon and the full moon. As the moon fills out in the sky, it passes through the waxing crescent, first... More »

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A third quarter moon, sometimes called a last quarter moon, occurs about three weeks after a new moon. The moon reflects light from the sun with varying degrees of illumination during different phases. More »

A black moon describes either the second new moon of a calendar month, a calendar month without a new moon, a calendar month without a full moon, or the third new moon of a season that has four new moons. More »