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New moon is February 15

The February 2018 new moon comes almost directly between the Earth and sun.

Where’s the moon? Waning crescent

The moon has passed several planets before dawn and it’s now waning toward a partial solar eclipse on February 15.

Last quarter moon is February 7

Watch for the last quarter moon after midnight Tuesday, or early Wednesday morning. It’ll be showing us half of its lighted half, or day side.

Where’s the moon? Waning gibbous

You’ll find the moon rising late at night, and, if you look closely, you might catch it in a blue daytime sky, in the west after sunrise.

Where’s the moon? Waxing gibbous

It’s waxing toward a full supermoon this weekend.

1st quarter moon is January 24

The moon will reach its 1st quarter phase on January 24 at 22:20 UTC. It’ll shine in the evening sky, looking half-illuminated, like half a pie.

Where’s the moon? Waxing crescent

The young moon is back in the evening sky, waxing toward a lunar eclipse on January 31.

What’s the youngest moon you can see?

In 2013, an astrophotographer in France captured an amazing photo of the moon at the precise instant of new moon.

Top 4 keys to mastering moon phases

How can you come to know our ever-changing moon? The most important key is that it’s a world in space with a day side and a night side.

Quarter moon or a half moon?

Half the moon always faces us. And half the moon is always lit by the sun. But, in the language of astronomers, there are no ‘half moons.’