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