Brazos Valley Astronomy Club
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Phases of the Moon

The moon can be a sliver, big and bright, or somewhere in-between. These images capture the moon during its different phases. Because of cloudy skies or inclement weather conditions, they were not all taken in the same month.

The project will continue until all phases have been documented so check back as the weather conditions improve and the moon is visible.

Photos by Derek Kuhl, Randy Light, and Ginger Wentrcek



Click the moon image to see a larger photo.

Waxing Crescent

Waxing Crescent

Waxing Crescent

Waxing Crescent

Waxing Crescent

Waxing Crescent

First Quarter

Waxing Gibbous

Waxing Gibbous

Waxing Gibbous

Waxing Gibbous

Waxing Gibbous

Waxing Gibbous

Full Moon (Super Moon)

Waning Gibbous

Waning Gibbous

Waning Gibbous

Waning Gibbous

Waning Gibbous

Waning Gibbous

Waning Gibbous

Last Quarter

Waning Crescent

Waning Crescent

Waning Crescent

Waning Crescent

Waning Crescent

Waning Crescent

Waning Crescent

Information About the Moon

  • Distance from Moon to Earth: 238,900 miles
  • Age: 4.47 billion years
  • Radius: 1,079 miles
  • Orbit Period: 27.3 days
  • Surface Temperature: -233 to 123 °C (-387.4°F to 253.4°F)
  • First human to walk on the moon: Neil Armstrong
  • Number of humans to walk on the moon: 12
  • The Moon's atmosphere: None

Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind.
Neil Armstrong ~ First man to step on the Moon


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