Moon Phases DOC


How to tell if the moon is moving toward a Full Moon phase?


Just remember the dwarf DOC.  If the moon is shaped like a D, its moving to a full moon.  If its shaped like a C, its moving toward a new moon.

Moon Phases

  • New Moon –

  • Waxing Crescent 

  • First Quarter – Shaped like the letter D

  • Waxing Gibbous

  • Full – Shaped like the letter O

  • Waning Gibbous

  • Third Quarter

  • Waning Crescent – Shaped like the letter C

  • Dark Moon


Notes – The moon takes 29.53 days to orbit the earth.  & the DOC phrase only works in the northern hemisphere. It’s COD in the southern hemisphere





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