The shadow of the earth on the moon.
It is a shodow from the earth.
Waxing is when the moon appears to get bigger - going from a thin crescent to a full moon. Waning is when the moon gets smaller - from a Full Moon to a crescent again.
A moon goes from new to full and back. During this process it starts with just a crescent, goes to the point of being half full, goes through the waxing gibbous phase, reaches full and then starts to get smaller, going through waning gibbous, half full and back down towards a crescent and then there is a new moon. The phases start on one side and go through to the other side. So the first crescent is on the right side, in early evening, just after sunset and the final crescent is on the left side, just before sunrise.
The full moon can be a thousand times brighter than the crescent moon.
because their are phases were it would be full and some as a crescent
A crescent is 1/4 of a full moon while a Gibbous is 3/4 of a full moon.
The correct sequence is New, Waxing Crescent, First Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full, Waning Gibbous, Third Quarter, Waning Crescent and then back to New
a half of a full moon
The phases of the moon (in order) are New Moon, Waxing Crescent, 1st Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, 3rd Quarter, Waning Crescent, and back to New Moon.
The moon was not full on March 20 2012, it was a waning crescent