Tonight around 12:20 AM I realized that the top part (instead of the side) of the moon was missing. I live at a country in the tropics.

I took this picture with my phone so it isn't very good.

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After googling I found out about the wet moon phase in Wikipedia and I wonder if that is what I was looking at.

Wet Moon

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    $\begingroup$ It's not exactly a wet moon,since it is not a crescent moon. It's Gibbous Moon $\endgroup$
    – r2_d2
    Commented Nov 2, 2015 at 5:40
  • $\begingroup$ And the reason for the top not showing is the same as in a wet moon? $\endgroup$
    – artificer
    Commented Nov 2, 2015 at 13:20
  • $\begingroup$ What do you mean by reason?. It's one of the moon phase,like wet moon which is also a moon phase but with a fancy name.wet moon $\endgroup$
    – r2_d2
    Commented Nov 2, 2015 at 14:48
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry I meant to ask if this was just a phase "similar" to the wet moon or something else. I did ask cause I have never seen it before and wasn't sure. $\endgroup$
    – artificer
    Commented Nov 2, 2015 at 17:34

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No it is not a wet moon, as wet moon occurs when the horn of the crescent moon pointed at an angle away from the horizon. In your picture, that is not a crescent Moon. It is may be in the first quarter or last quarter, so Gibbous moon is more suitable.

See Moon phases.


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