In the September 2012 issue of Astronomy, I wrote an observing story named “You should observe the Full Moon.” In it, I discussed what you can see on our nearest celestial neighbor’s face when it’s at its brightest.
Of course, although the Full Moon offers targets, it’s still better to observe Earth’s natural satellite when the side facing us is receiving far less sunlight. So, in recent issues, I’ve written four other stories about lunar observing. You’ll find the links to their PDF files below. Together, these articles should keep you observing the Moon no matter what phase it’s in.