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#6423152 - 08/24/16 07:37 PM Moons?
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The "Moon App" thread got me wondering. Can any of you tell if a moon is waxing or waning just by looking at it? If I showed you a pic of a 3/4 moon, taken from Texas on some random unknown date, could you tell?
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#6423341 - 08/24/16 09:17 PM Re: Moons? [Re: Slow Drifter]
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Never looked at it enough and paid attention to how it looks during different phases. I believe the color is supposed to be different
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#6423428 - 08/24/16 10:03 PM Re: Moons? [Re: Slow Drifter]
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Left side black waxing right side black waning.

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#6423710 - 08/25/16 08:24 AM Re: Moons? [Re: Txhunter65]
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Originally Posted By: Txhunter65
Left side black waxing right side black waning.


Yep, very easy to tell if it is going to get bigger or smaller the next few nights.
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#6423732 - 08/25/16 08:36 AM Re: Moons? [Re: Mr. T.]
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Originally Posted By: Mr. T.
Yep, very easy to tell if it is going to get bigger or smaller the next few nights.


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#6424020 - 08/25/16 10:59 AM Re: Moons? [Re: Slow Drifter]
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In the northern hemisphere, if the left side of the Moon is dark then the light part is growing, and the Moon is referred to as waxing (moving toward a full moon). If the right side of the Moon is dark then the light part is shrinking, and the Moon is referred to as waning (past full and moving toward a new moon)
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#6424035 - 08/25/16 11:10 AM Re: Moons? [Re: Slow Drifter]
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I understand the use of the word "waning", but where does the use of the word "waxing" come from in talking about a moon moving towards full? May be obvious after someone points it out, but I am curious about my own stupidity.
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#6424042 - 08/25/16 11:15 AM Re: Moons? [Re: BenBob]
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Originally Posted By: BenBob
I understand the use of the word "waning", but where does the use of the word "waxing" come from in talking about a moon moving towards full? May be obvious after someone points it out, but I am curious about my own stupidity.


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#6424074 - 08/25/16 11:26 AM Re: Moons? [Re: Slow Drifter]
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Thanks.
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#6424079 - 08/25/16 11:30 AM Re: Moons? [Re: BenBob]
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Originally Posted By: BenBob
Thanks.
glad you asked bc I had no clue either heck I didn't even know about the right and left side of the moon telling you if it was waxing or waning
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#6424094 - 08/25/16 11:39 AM Re: Moons? [Re: Slow Drifter]
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I'll throw a wrench in now for a bit of Trivia since you understand Waning from Waxing . Did you know that at all times even with a full moon you never see more than half the moon ?? And when you see what you think is a Half moon is really only a Quarter moon ? And when you understand that then can you guess why you always see the same side of the moon and never the backside ?
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#6424113 - 08/25/16 11:45 AM Re: Moons? [Re: Slow Drifter]
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More than you ever wanted to know about this! Being a librarian, it was fun for me.

The moon, like many children, goes through phases. And, just as children’s phases have names (“terrible twos,” puberty, etc. ) the moon’s phases have names too, though we rarely use them nowadays.

Three terms are easy: When the moon is fully in shadow and not readily visible at all, it’s a “new moon”; when the whole surface facing the earth is alight, it’s a “full moon.” Just before and after “new” moon, we have a “crescent moon,” so called because only a small arc is visible.

It’s the between phases that have the unusual names.

As the surface of the moon becomes more lighted each day on the way to full, it’s “waxing.” “To wax” means to increase in size gradually, and used to be a frequent synonym for “grow,” according to the The Oxford English Dictionary. It was first used to describe the moon around 970, the OED says.

And as the surface becomes less lighted each day on the way back to “new,” it is “waning,” which, not surprisingly, means to decrease in size gradually. And, also not surprisingly, it appeared at the same time (and in the same place) as “waxing” did in reference to the moon. “Wax and wane” have always gone hand in hand, like “rise and fall.”

Then there’s the “gibbous moon,” when it’s more than a semicircle. “Gibbous” means “convex, rounded, protuberant.” The OED says “gibbous” was first applied to the moon in 1690, though it came into English more than 200 years earlier.

So we can have a “waxing gibbous moon” and a “waning gibbous moon,” though we see those terms outside of astronomical contexts only once in a blue moon.
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#6424125 - 08/25/16 11:50 AM Re: Moons? [Re: ronlhodges]
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Originally Posted By: ronlhodges
I'll throw a wrench in now for a bit of Trivia since you understand Waning from Waxing . Did you know that at all times even with a full moon you never see more than half the moon ?? And when you see what you think is a Half moon is really only a Quarter moon ? And when you understand that then can you guess why you always see the same side of the moon and never the backside ?


Maybe I could quote Star Wars here as a hint: "Only the weak embrace it!" The dark side of the Force."
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#6424133 - 08/25/16 11:53 AM Re: Moons? [Re: Slow Drifter]
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We only see one side of the moon bc transformers are on the other side
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#6424497 - 08/25/16 03:27 PM Re: Moons? [Re: Slow Drifter]
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