Waxing moon: the moon at any time after new moon and beforefull moon, so called because its illuminated area isincreasing.

Waning moon: the moon at any time after full moon and beforenew moon (so called because its illuminated areais decreasing).

gibbous moon: It’s when the Moon is more than half full, but not quite fully illuminated,

crescent moon: Usualy appear around 3.00 PM and 9.00 AM

In both waxing and waning moon the moon is almost fully illuminated. The illumination is going in oppsite directions.

Lunar Cycle: the moon's continuous orbit around the earth. 29.53059 days

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