The Moon's Magical Dance: A Journey Through Its Phases

21st March, 2024


The moon starts as a delicate sliver, growing a little bigger each night.

Waxing Crescent

First Quarter

It reaches a perfect half-circle. We're halfway to a full moon!

Waxing Gibbous

The moon swells, getting bigger... almost there!

Full Moon

The moon shines in all its round, brilliant glory.

Waning Gibbous

The light starts to fade, and the moon begins to shrink.

Third Quarter (or Last Quarter)

Back to a half-circle, but the illuminated side is opposite the First Quarter.

Waning Crescent

A thin sliver remains before disappearing into the next new moon.

It's not magic; it's science! The changing angles between the Earth, sun, and moon make the moon look different each night.