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

Carlos David 2000