Astronomy
The Moon

What does Wane mean for the Moon?

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09/14/2011

When the term wane is used for the moon, it relates to the moon's phases. There are eight phases, the new moon, the full moon, 1st quarter, 3rd quarter, waning gibbous, waning crescent, waxing gibbous and waxing crescent. In your case, a wane moon means that it is getting smaller. A waxing moon or crescent means that it is getting bigger.