Phases of the Moon
By: Ruilin Chen
Comparing the First Quarter and Third Quarter Moons
The moon waxes when the amount that is illuminated is increasing, and it wanes when that amount that is illuminated is decreasing. The first quarter moon is in the process of waxing because it is moving from new moon to full moon. The third quarter moon is waning because it was previously a full moon and is moving towards becoming a new moon.