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ANOTHER

Waning Gibbous | Illumination:  89%

On this day the Moon was in a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the full moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with a illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9am and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.

WAXING GIBBOUS

WAXING GIBBOUS

Last night’s moon. 1/30s f/16 ISO100. New EOS R5 w. 800m and 1.4x converter (1120mm). Waxing Gibbous. Illumination: 93%.

During a Waxing Gibbous the moon will rise in the east in mid-afternoon and will be high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible though most of the night sky setting a few hour before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has its roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.