Moon Wobble

  • Released Thursday, October 20, 2011
  • Updated Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 12:35PM
  • ID: 10836

The moon in waxing gibbous phase, more than half-lit on its way to full. Gibbous comes from the Latin for hunchback.

The moon in waxing gibbous phase, more than half-lit on its way to full. Gibbous comes from the Latin for hunchback.

A full moon rises around sunset, reaches its highest point in the sky around midnight and remains visible all night.

A full moon rises around sunset, reaches its highest point in the sky around midnight and remains visible all night.

On its way to being a new moon, the waning crescent can be spotted in the east before sunrise.

On its way to being a new moon, the waning crescent can be spotted in the east before sunrise.



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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center



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