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the figure of the moon in its first or last quarter, resembling a segment of a ring tapering to points at the ends.
The partial or total blocking of one object in space by another
when the appearance of the moon is half illuminated on the right side
When the moon is more than half full
the moon has phases because it orbits Earth, which causes the portions we see illuminated to change. The moon takes 27.3 days to orbit Earth, but the lunar phase cycle (from new moon to new moon) is 29.5 days
the blocking of sunlight to the moon that occurs when Earth is directly between the sun and the moon
The part of a shadow surrounding the darkest part
One of the different apparent shapes of the moon as seen from Earth.
when the appearance of the moon is half illuminated on the left side (becoming new)
The blocking of sunlight to Earth that occurs when the moon is directly between the sun and Earth.
The darkest part of a shadow
the moon at any time after full moon and before new moon (so called because its illuminated area is decreasing).
the moon at any time after new moon and before full moon so called because its illuminated area is increasing)
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