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first quarter

See phases, lunar.

first quarter

[′fərst ′kwȯrd·ər]
(astronomy)
The phase of the moon when it is near east quadrature, when the western half of it is visible to an observer on the earth.

first quarter

The phase of the moon when it is near the east quadrature, when the western half is visible to an observer on the earth. See full moon.
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