Lunar Time Zone
You’ve probably heard about the lunar phases, specifically the full moon, and the myth about how it alters human behavior. So, what are the different phases of the moon and what, precisely, do they mean? Based on the relative position of the Moon and the stage of its orbit, we on Earth are treated to what looks like different slivers of a lunar pie. At all times, the sun is lighting ½ of the moon, leaving a shadowed half. If the Sun, the Moon, and Earth are in approximate alignment, you either get a Full or New moon, depending on if the lit or shadowed side of the moon is facing Earth. The other phases - First Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous, Third Quarter, Waning Crescent, and Waxing Crescent – are created based on our perception and how much of the lit and shadowed portions of the Moon we see.