Phases of the Moon

The shape of the moon seems to change as the moon orbits the Earth. This is the diagram of how the moon orbits the Earth and what shape of the moon will we see from the place we live.


Blue moon: The third full moon that occur in the season of the year, usually every season has only three moons. Blue moon happen when two full moon appear in a single month and the second moon is called blue moon.
Crescent moon: Way of part between half moon and new moon.

Full moon: The moon appears as a complete circle in the sky. Each full moon has different names, depending on when it appears.

January Moon After Yule, Wolf Moon, or Old Moon

February Snow Moon or Hunger Moon

March Sap Moon, Crow Moon, or Lenten Moon

April Grass Moon or Egg Moon

May Milk Moon or Planting Moon

June Rose Moon, Flower Moon, or Strawberry Moon

July Thunder Moon or Hay Moon

August Grain Moon or Green Corn Moon

September Fruit Moon or Harvest Moon

October Harvest Moon or Hunter's Moon

November Hunter's Moon, Frosty Moon, or Beaver Moon

December Moon Before Yule or Long Night Moon.

Gibbous moon: Way of part between full moon and half moon.

Half moon: Half part of the moon appears. It looks like half a circle.

New moon: It happens when the moon is not visible in the sky.

Moonrise from Earth

The time depends on the phase of the moon. Each day, it rises at about 30-70 minutes later than the previous day, so the moon is out during daytime as often is it’s out at night. New moon happens when the moon rises at the same time as the sunrise. Full moon happens when the moon rises when the sun sets and sets when the sun rises. We see the full moon when the moon is on the opposite side of the Earth. We see new moon when the moon is between the Sun and the Earth.

The moon spins on its axis once a month, which is 27.3 days, exactly the same length of time as it takes to orbit the Earth. So, after half an orbit around the Earth, the Moon has also spun one-half of a revolution about its axis.

Lunar eclipse happens the Earth is between the Sun and the moon.