As the moon enters the next phase waxing crescent it

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As the moon enters the next phase, waxing crescent, it orbits the Earth to an angle that it starts being visible from Earth. The visible sunlit portion is increasing to ¼ of the moon. It is called a waxing crescent because “waxing” means growing, referring to the illuminated portion of the moon that is increasing. A first quarter moon (also called Waxing Half), rising only at noon, occur when the moon is at a 90 degree angle with respect to the earth and sun. So from Earth we see exactly half of the moon illuminated and half in shadow.
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After the first quarter, the sunlit portion is still increasing, but now it is more than half, so it is called a waxing gibbous. It is about ¾ lit. During a full moon, the Earth, moon, and sun are lined up with the Earth being in between the two. During this phase, the shadowed portion is facing away from Earth and the half that is being lit up by the sun is completely visible from Earth. A full moon always rises at sunset. After a full moon comes a waning gibbous, “waning” meaning shrinking and referring to the decreasing portion of visible sunlight being reflected off the moon. More than half of the moon is visible. The portion of moon that was hidden during a waxing crescent is now visible during a waning gibbous. Next up is the third quarter moon (also called Waning Half), rising always at midnight. The sunlit portion of the moon keeps decreasing and has left half of it still visible from Earth.
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