How to Tell Whether the Moon Is Waxing or Waning?

Answer If you haven't stuck your head outdoors for a while and you're really curious as to what that moon is actually doing, here is how to discern whether the moon you're looking at is on the wax (increa... Read More »

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What does a waning moon mean?

After the full moon, the visible portion of the moon gradually decreases or wanes. The phases of the waning moon are waning gibbous, last quarter and waning crescent. The moon appears to wane until... Read More »

During a new moon, how much of the moon receives direct sunlight from the sun?

The sun always shines on half of the moon, including during a new moon when, from Earth, the moon seems to have gone dark. During a new moon, the moon is between the sun and Earth, the moon's sun-... Read More »

When NASA was communicating with astronauts on the Moon the time from sending to receiving was 1.28 s What is the distance to the Moon based on this?

The radio signals travel at the speed of light, approximately 300,000 km/sec (186,000 mi/sec). The distance would be 1.28 x 300,000 or about 384,000 kilometers.*The actual time is an estimate, and ... Read More »

Bad Moon Rising - CCR or Bark at the Moon - Ozzie?

Bad Moon Rising - CCR for sure.Embarrassing confession - When I was younger I used to think that the line "There's a bad moon on the rise" was actually "There's a bathroom on the right"