One half of the moon is illuminated by the sun at all times. However, we usually see only part of the moon - a crescent, say, or a half-moon. The visible part is known as a phase of the moon.
A supermoon is the rare occasion when a full moon coincides with the moon being at its closest point to the Earth. When will the next supermoon be, and what does it involve?
The moon revolves around the Earth, one revolution taking approximately 29 days. It revolves, not in a perfect circle, but in an ellipse. The moon’s path around the Earth is known as its orbit.
What is a waxing moon? How can you tell when it is waxing? How many days in a month have a waxing moon?
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