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Phases of the Moon - Kevin and Isaac
Transcript of Phases of the Moon - Kevin and Isaac
#5 Full Moon
This is a full moon.
The waning phases are the waning gibbous and waning crescent.
The full moon is when the light from the sun is directly shining down onto the moon, and from the angle of where we see it, it looks completely full.
#1 New moon !
The waxing phases are the waxing crescent and the waxing gibbous.
#8 Waning Crescent
#6 Waning gibbous
#4 Waxing gibbous
#2 Waxing crescent
This is a new moon.
Thanks for watching!!!
Phases of the moon
by Isaac Xiao and Kevin Wan
#3 First quarter
The first quarter comes between the waxing crescent and the waxing gibbous.
#7 Last Quarter
The last quarter comes after the waning gibbous.
The sun is shining on the other side of the moon, making it very hard to see the moon. Usually you can only see the outline of the moon.
occurs when the moon passes directly in between the sun and the earth, blocking out the sun for people on earth. A solar eclipse can only occur during a new moon. When the sun is blocked, the temperature will drop and a aurora of light will surround the moon, which is called the
. The moon may also block out only part of the sun, which is called a partial eclipse. In a partial eclipse, there is no visible corona.
Partial Solar Eclipse
Back to the new moon.
Earth has one satellite, the moon. The moon is a light reflector. The moon has eight phases, and it changes phases about every three and a half weeks. It's gravity pulls water to make high and low tides. A full moon makes animals and humans alike more active. As of January 16, 2015 no life forms have been found on the moon.
Did you know we only see one side of the moon? It will be explained in this video.
As you see, half the moon is always in sunlight, half in darkness. The phases of the moon depend on what angle we view the moon at, and where we are when we see the moon/