Friday, September 25, 2015

Waxing gibbous moon

I captured these images of the waxing gibbous moon on Wednesday 23 September
This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon

The phase lasts around seven days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. On Wednesday night it is 72% illuminated
The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has it’s roots in the Latin word "gibbosus" meaning humpbacked

I'm linking my post to Skywatch Friday here


  1. These arebrllliant shots Jo.I canot get shots likke these.

  2. Hello Jo, these are awesome moon captures! Well done! Have a happy day and weekend ahead!

  3. I didn't know gibbous came from the root word for hump backed...but it sure does make sense!

  4. my post today is the same moon but 3 days later than yours and look at the change in 3 days

  5. Amazing moon pictures ! so clear !!


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