Waxing- the moon at any time after new moon and beforefull moon, so called `because its illuminated area isincreasing.
waning - The moon anytime before or after a new moon.
(of the moon) having the observable illuminated part greater than a semicircle and less than a circle.
the curved sickle shape of the waxing or waning moon.
Patterns when seeing a waxing/waning moon.
Waxing appears to be getting bigger until a full moon then a waning appears to be getting smaller. The pattern is Waxing crescent, First quarter, Waximg Gibbous, Full moon, Waning Gibbous, Last quarter, Waning crescent, New moon.
29.5 days. Days until a new moon.