But there is yet another striking thought connected with this new explanation of the phases of the moon.
"A History of Science, Volume 1(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
These images show the Persian Gulf through the phases of the moon from full on Sept 30 to new on Oct 15.
In the "new" moon phase , we are looking at the side of the moon that is NOT being illuminated by the sun.
Using new "radio cameras" called phased array feeds, the telescope will be able scan the sky much more rapidly than existing radio telescopes and will give the telescope a field of view about 150 times the area of the full Moon.