Group T Phases Of The Moon

New Moon

A new moon is the moment when the Sun and Earth are on the opposite sides of the Moon.A New Moon cannot normally be seen from the Earth since
only the dark side of the Moon faces the Earth at New Moon.

Waxing Crescent

Crescent is where the moon is half illuminated and only half.
Waxing the moon could be half illuminated or quarter illuminated but over times the half/quarter illuminated moon will become more illuminated than before.
So a Waxing Crescent is a half illuminated moon but over time turns more illuminated.

First Quarter and the Third Quarter

During the first quarter, half of the Moon is illuminated.
The Moon rises near the middle of the day and sets near the middle of the night. In northern regions of the world,
the right part will be visible, while the left part will be visible in the southern regions.

waxing gibbous
The waxing gibbous moon occurs between the first quarter and the full moon.
the sun lights up more than half off the moon surface during this period off time.

Full Moon
On a full moon, the earth, moon and the sun are in alignment. The moon is on the opposite side of the Earth, so what we see is the sunlit side but the shadowed portion is hidden from view.
Thats what makes a full moon look full. The full moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise.

Waning Gibbous
The portion of the visible half of the Moon illuminated goes down from 100 percent to 50 percent during this period.

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