Occurs when the illuminated phase of a planet or moon is increasing in size. For example, a waxing crescent Moon occurs between New Moon and First Quarter and a waxing gibbous Moon between First Quarter and Full Moon.

The phases of the Moon

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Sky Highlights - April 2017

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Current Moon Phase



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