Three-quarters of the way around its journey, the moon once again shows us one side of its disc illuminated and the other in darkness.
However, the illuminated side we see now is the one that was in darkness at first-quarter phase.
The moon rises around midnight and crosses the local meridian around sunrise.
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NEW MOON l WAXING CRESCENT l FIRST QUARTER l WAXING GIBBOUS l FULL MOON l WANING GIBBOUS l THIRD QUARTER l WANING CRESCENT