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full moon

All of the bright side of the moon is visible during this moon

waning gibbous

The phase following a Full Moon; the right side is missing a lttle bit

last quarter

can see half of the lighted side (left).

waning crescent

occurs after the last quarter moon, and before the new moon. (lighted on the left side.)

new moon

where the moon is not reflecting light

waxing crescent

The Moon appears to be partely but lesss taht one-half illuminated by direct sunlight. The fraction of the Moon's disk that is illuminated is increasing. (the right side has been lighted up)

first quarter

when you can see half of the sunlit side of the moon(right side)

waxing gibbous

The moon is moving toward the full moon phase, and presently more than a quarter of it is visible on Earth.( missing some off the left)

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