Moon Phases
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Waxing Moon: The moon at any time after new moon and before full moon, so called because its illuminated area is increasing.

Crescent Moon: A crescent moon is partway between a half moon and a new moon.

Waning Moon: If the right side of Moon is dark then the light part is shrinking, and this type of Moon is referred to as an waning.

Waxing Moon: The moon at anytime after new moon and before an full moon is the illuminated area is increasing.

Waning moon is when the light on the moon is decreasing and a waxing moon increases the light.

The lunar phases change cyclically as the moon orbits the earth. That is around 29 days.