A deep indigo lingers in the background of this jaw-dropping photo of the moon.
Bruce Brown of Canton, Miss., took this image of March 25 at roughly 5 p.m. local time when a bit of light remained in the sky.
The March 25 moon was a waxing gibbous moon. The time between a first quarter moon and a full moon is called the waxing gibbous period because the illuminated region of the orb increases each day. [Phases of the Moon Explained (Infographic)]
A full moon occurred two days after this image was taken, on March 27. After a full moon, the orb goes through a waning gibbous phase until it reaches the last quarter or no moon.
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