Top Photo: Nearly full waxing gibbous moon with “V” of double-crested cormorants passing over various lunar mares.*
You can’t see it now, it’s heavily overcast and raining, but as I write this, the moon is nearly full, waxing gibbous. On December 7 it will be full and thereafter begins the waning side of its phases until the new moon on the 23rd of the month.
Here’s a handful of shots of various phases.
*Both cormorants and eagle were photoshopped onto images.