The first of a month is the new moon day. On fifteenth of the same month, which of the following figures would represent the phase of the moon?
The new moon means the beginning of the new lunar cycle. It takes thirty days for a moon to complete a cycle that is from new moon to full moon and back to new moon. So, on tbe fifteenth day of the month the moon would be halfway through the lunar phase cycle, and full moon will appear.
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Look at Fig. 17.7 carefully and answer the following question:
(a) In which part of the sky would you see the full moon in the evening?
(b) In which part of the sky would you see the crescent moon in the evening?
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