phase of the moon
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|Noun||1.||phase of the moon - a time when the Moon presents a particular recurring appearance|
phase - (astronomy) the particular appearance of a body's state of illumination (especially one of the recurring shapes of the part of Earth's moon that is illuminated by the sun); "the full phase of the moon"
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
half-moon - the time at which the Moon is at first or last quarter when half its face is illuminated