the moon

Question Answer
Wane to decrease periodically in the extent of its illuminated portion after the full moon
Waxing Has the phases called Waxing Crescent and Waxing Gibbous
what causes the moon to shine the reflection of the sun
How many days does it take the moon to go through an entire set of phases 29.5
New Moon The crescent moon
Waxing Crescent opposite of waning crescent
first Quarter The phase of the moon when it is near east quadrature, when the western half of it is visible to an observer on the earth

Waxing Gibbous The phase of the Moon during which more than half, but less than all, the visible hemisphere of the Moon is illuminated by sunlight.

Full Moon The moon when it is visible as a fully illuminated disk

Waning Gibbous Cyclically recurring appearances of the Moon due to differing amounts of sunlight reflected by the Moon toward Earth during the Moon's orbit

Third quarter The third phase of the moon in which the moon rises at midnight and goes down at noon. You can see it better if you actually wait till morning

Waning Crescent Cyclically recurring appearances of the Moon due to differing amounts of sunlight reflected by the Moon toward Earth during the Moon's orbit

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