Vocabulary concerning phases of the moon
the shape of the bright part of the Moon
occurs when the Moon is positioned between Earth and the Sun. The new Moon is invisible
occurs when Earth is positioned between the Sun and the Moon. The entire face of the Moon is lit.
occurs when the Moon is halfway between new-Moon position and full-Moon position. The right half of the Moon face is lit.
occurs when the Moon is halfway between full-Moon position and new-Moon position. The left half of the Moon face is lit.
any phase of the Moon that has less than half of its face illuminated (lit up)
any phase of the Moon that has more than half of its face illuminated (lit up)
when the face of the Moon looks larger each day.
when the face of the Moon looks smaller each day
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