1) New Moon - Waxing Crescent - 1st quarter phase or half moon

The new moon rises and sets with the Sun. The Moon travels close to the sun and not visible until 'she' separates ahead of the sun. Depending on the exact time of day of the New Moon, usually 12 – 24 hours later, the moon is visible as a sliver in the western sky about an hour after sunset. In the next 5 –7 days the moon sets an hour later each night. The suns reflected light on the moon increases daily to crescent then half-moon, know as First Quarter.