WHAT ARE THE MOON PHASES?

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, there are four moon phases — New Moon, First Quarter, Full Moon, and Last Quarter.

There are also four secondary phases — Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous, and Waning Crescent.

The Almanac explains: “The primary phases occur at a specific moment, no matter where you are on Earth, which is then converted to local time.

“(Depending on where you live, you may or may not be able to see the exact moment of a phase, in part because the Moon may not have risen yet in your area.)

“The secondary phases, however, represent a span of time rather than a specific moment.”

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