Question #1be18

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Feb 15, 2018

It means the moon is between around #120 and 150^@# from the sun.


At #90^@# from the sun, the moon is waxing and half lit, and at #180^@# we see a full moon. The word gibbous is used to describe a moon that is more than half, but not fully lit. There is thus a waxing and a waning gibbous moon in each lunar month. A diagram should help make it clearer: