While swimming laps last night,
there it was...
framed in the crook of my elbow...
as I turned my head to take a breath
before I sliced my arm through the water...
a most beautiful waxing gibbous moon...
with the bright planet Jupiter nearby.
Wow, what a wonderful sight on a warm clear night.
So, are you wondering, "What is a waxing gibbous moon?
I know most of you already know, but for those who don't..
it is a moon that:
* rises during the hours between noon and sunset
*sets in the hours after midnight
*is easy to see in daytime because, a large fraction of the moon's day side is facing our way
*is more noticeable than a crescent moon
*appears more than half lit
* and is less than full which gives it a "hump back"
If you missed it,
poke your head out the window tonight.
Go ahead, check it out.
Hurry up before this phase of the moon is no longer.