After the Waning Crescent, the Moon will grow in brightness until exactly half of its Earth-facing side is illuminated – the First Quarter Moon.
The next stage is the Waxing Gibbous and it precedes the Full Moon.
During a Full Moon, the Earth is positioned between the Moon and the Sun, which allows for full illumination.
After the Full Moon, the orb will start to lose brightness and enter the Waning Gibbous Stage.
After the Waning Gibbous is the Last Quarter Moon, followed by the Waning Crescent.