waning moon- the moon at any time after full moon and before new moon (so called because its illuminated area is decreasing).
gibbous moon- It’s when the Moon is more than half full, but not quite fully illuminated, when you look at it from the perspective of Earth.
crescent moon- the figure of the moon in its first or last quarter, resembling asegment of a ring tapering to points at the ends.
waxing is increasing and waning is decreasing waxing is the before and waning is the after.
1 lunar cycle =29.53059 days The lunar phase or phase of the moon is the shape of the illuminated (sunlit) portion of the Moon as seen by an observer on Earth.
waxing moon- the moon at any time after new moon and before full moon, so called because its illuminated area is increasing.