As I looked up into the Northern Sky
There it was to the east but too not high
The waxing Gibbous moon so clear to see
In the still blue sky where it sat so beautifully
Wispy Pink clouds scattered across in patches over blue
As Luna's Luminosity comes shining through.
This view today yes it holds good memories for me
Because now looking up through the tall palm tree
Revisited are my thoughts of this garden when new
Stopping for a moment to Revisit the past, yes it is true
Where an old Washingtonia robusta now stands on view
And I still remember it as a small babe, struggling through
A tiny cramped pot, where there was no room
For this magnificent palm to spread and bloom.
I took the plunge and planted it here
Planted many seasons ago with memories so dear.
As The waxing Gibbous Moon reflects its glow
There is something else you need to know
There was a time when this moon shone for me
And a baby girl began, her life's journey
Born I was on that May Day
While the Waxing Gibbous Moon, showed the way.
Above Waxing Gibbous Moon
Below Full Moon Night April 2008
The Waxing Gibbous Moon
The waxing gibbous Moon is very nearly full and illuminated generally from the right. This phase of the Moon is seen to rise sometime in the afternoon when few people are looking at the sky. This is why it usually goes unnoticed until it gets dark at sunset. By that time the gibbous Moon is well above the southeastern horizon. The Moon is in this phase for nearly a week between first quarter and full. Just a day or so before Full Moon the waxing gibbous Moon appears nearly full and might be mistaken for a full Moon. The Moon in this phase sets just shortly before sunrise.