This is a bit of a song that I sang to all my babies (from my grade music class!) "In a lonely tree in the moonlight, sits a poor unhappy owl. Much too young to fly in the moonlight, he can only sit and scowl.
Waxing: The moon anytime before a full moon and after a new moon.Waning: the moon at any time after full moon and before new moon.Gibbous: convex at both edges, as the moon when more than half full.Crescent: a shape resembling a segment of a ring.
“Darkness held a vague terror for these people, even the bravest among them. Children were warned not to whistle at night for fear of evil spirits. Dangerous animals became even more sinister and uncanny in the dark”