Published: 2008-11-19 10:00:31
Updated: 2008-11-19 10:00:31
Posted November 19, 2008 10:00 a.m. EST
By Dorothy Dean
MIKE MOSS SAYS: Dorothy, I'd suggest a web search using groups of terms like "lunar phases full quarter" or "moon cycle full new" and so on. That should turn up a number of sources not only of images illustrating the phases the moon's appearance goes through during a lunar cycle, but also some descriptions and diagrams that show why it looks that way to those of us on earth. Here are a couple of the many examples that might turn up...