What are the Stages of the Moon?

The moon goes through eight stages every twenty-seven days. New Moon on day 1, Waxing Crescent Moon on day 3, First Quarter Moon on day 7, Waxing Gibbous Moon on day 11, Full Moon on day 14, Waning Gibbous Moon on day 17, Third Quarter Moon on day 22, Waning Crescent Moon on day 24, then back to the New Moon on day 27.