New Street / Birmingham, United Kingdom
Saturday past was a beautiful crisp winter day and as the sun began to set a near perfect first quarter (or half) moon appeared. In the northern hemisphere, if the left side of the moon is dark then the light part is growing and the moon is referred to as waxing or moving towards a full moon. If the right side of the moon is dark then the light part is shrinking and the moon is referred to as waning or moving towards a new moon. Assuming that one is in the northern hemisphere, the right portion of the moon is the part that is always growing. In the southern hemisphere, it would be the reverse. A bit of moonology for you.