Gibbous Moon

 



A gibbous moon is one of the phases of the Moon, when the size of the illuminated portion is greater than half but not a full Moon.  The period between a first quarter moon and a full moon is known as a waxing gibbous moon, because the illuminated region of the Moon is increasing from day to day. After it becomes a full moon, but hasn’t reached the last quarter, the Moon is called a waning gibbous moon.




Imaging Data


Date: 11-11-2000

Location : Andover, Massachusetts

Optics : Nexstar 8

Filter(s) : None

Mount : Standard Tripod

Autoguiding : None

Camera : Nikon 990  Afocal

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Carlos David 2000