Lunar Phase and Moon

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Saturday, December 1st, 2012: The moon phase is a Waning Gibbous phase with 93% of the moon illuminated. When the moon is in waning phases the moon is becoming less illuminated each night, while gibbous means that the moon is more than 50% illuminated but less than 100%. During this phase the Waning Gibbous moon occurs after the Full Moon and before the Last Quarter. Sunday, December 2nd, 2012: The moon phase is a Waning Gibbous phase with 87% of the moon illuminated. Compared to yesterday the moon is becoming less illuminated each night, while gibbous means that the moon is more than 50% illuminated but less than 100%. During this phase the Waning Gibbous moon occurs after the Full Moon and before the Last Quarter. Monday, December 3rd, 2012: The moon phase is a Waning Gibbous phase with 80% of the moon illuminated. Yesterday’s moon is becoming less and less illuminated each night, while gibbous means that the moon is more than 50% illuminated but less than 100%. During this phase the Waning Gibbous moon occurs after the Full Moon and before the Last Quarter. Tuesday, December 4th, 2012: The moon phase is a Waning Gibbous phase with 72% of the moon illuminated. Yesterday’s moon is becoming less and less illuminated each night so the moon is revolving closer to the Last quarter phase, while gibbous means that the moon is more than 50% illuminated but less than 100%. During this phase the Waning Gibbous moon occurs after the Full Moon and before the Last Quarter.

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012: The moon phase is a Waning Gibbous phase with 62% of the moon illuminated. Yesterday’s moon is becoming less and less illuminated each night, while gibbous means that the moon is more than 50% illuminated but less than 100%.This is the last day of this phase, but during this phase. The Waning Gibbous moon occurs after the Full Moon and before the Last Quarter. Thursday, December 6th, 2012: This moon phase is the Third or Last Quarter phase with 52% of the moon illuminated. Today’s moon is still becoming less illuminated each night, but only half the moon is lit up and the part we can see from Earth is slowly getting smaller. The moon is illuminated more than 50% and less than 100%. During this phase the moon is at a 90 degree angle to the Earth and the Sun. Friday, December 7th, 2012: This moon phase is the Waning Crescent phase with 41% of the moon illuminated. On this date, the moon is still becoming less illuminated each night, meaning the moon is less than 50% illuminated but greater than 0%. During this phase the Waning Crescent phase occurs after the Last Quarter phase and before the New Moon. The moon’s appearance is a “C” shape appearance. Saturday, December 8th, 2012: This moon phase is the Waning Crescent phase with 31% of the moon illuminated. The moon is still becoming less illuminated each night, meaning the moon is less than 50% illuminated but more than 0%. During this phase the Waning Crescent phase the moon’s appearance is a “C” shape appearance. This phase occurs after the Last Quarter and before the New Moon. Sunday, December 9th, 2012: This moon phase is the Waning Crescent phase with 21% of the moon illuminated. Today’s moon is still becoming less illuminated each night, meaning the moon is less than 50% illuminated but more than 0%. During this phase the Waning Crescent phase the moon’s appearance is a “C” shape appearance. This phase occurs after the Last Quarter and before the New Moon. Monday, December 10th, 2012: This moon phase is the Waning Crescent phase where 12% of the moon is illuminated. The moon is still becoming less illuminated each night, meaning the moon is less than 50% illuminated but more than 0%. During this phase the Waning Crescent phase the moon’s appearance is a “C” shape appearance. This phase occurs after the Last Quarter and before the New Moon. Tuesday, December 11th, 2012: This moon phase is the Waning Crescent phase with 6% of the moon illuminated. The moon is still becoming...
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