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We call it "first quarter" because the moon has traveled about a quarter of the way around Earth since the new moon.
Waxing gibbous: The area of illumination continues to increase.
Full moon: The moon is 180 degrees away from the sun and is as close as it can be to being fully illuminated by the sun from our perspective.When the Full Moon comes close to the points of its orbit that are closest or farthest away from Earth, we call it a Supermoon or Micromoon, respectively. The next intermediate Moon phase is the Waning Gibbous Moon.The portion of the visible half of the Moon illuminated decreases during this period.However, just how much of that light we can see from our point of view on Earth varies every day and this is what we refer to as a Moon phase.The Moon does not radiate its own light, but the Moon's surface reflects the Sun’s rays.