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Moon Phases Vocabulary
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07/29/2006

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Term
Waxing
Definition
When the looks larger each night
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Waning
Definition
When the moon looks smaller each night
Term
Crescent
Definition
"Part way between a half moon and a new moon, or between a new moon and a half moon"
Term
Gibbous
Definition
"Part way between a full moon and a half moon, or between a half moon and a full moon."
Term
Full Moon
Definition
Appears as an entire circle in the sky
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New Moon
Definition
"When the moon is not visible from Earth, because the side of the moon that is facing us is not being lit by the sun."
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1st Quarter
Definition
Looks like half a circle with the right side lit by the sun
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3rd Quarter
Definition
Looks like half a circle with the left side lit by the sun
Term
Waxing Crescent
Definition
Crescent moon betwee the new moon and first quarter
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Waxing Gibbous
Definition
Gibbous moon between the first quarter and full moon
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Waning Crescent
Definition
Crescent moon betwee the 3rd quarter and new moon
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Waning Gibbous
Definition
Gibbous moon between the full moon and 3rd quarter