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Moon , Lunar Phases, Eclipses


jade meredith

on 24 February 2011

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Transcript of Moon , Lunar Phases, Eclipses

The Moon ! The Moon and the Earth Moon = only natural object that orbits the earth
240,000 miles or 385,000 kilometers away from earth
Mass of the moon = 1/8 of the mass of the earth Moons in the Solar System There is a total of 166 moons in the solar system
Mercury and Venus are the only planets who doesn't have a moon
Earth has 1 moon
Mars = 2
Neptune = 13
Uranus = 27
Saturn = 60
Jupiter = 63
If pluto was still considered a planet there would be 196 plances; pluto has 3 Phases of the Moon results from moon changing position relative to earth = lunar phase
moon orbits earth = moon encounters earth = happens the phase change
amount of sunlight hitting the moon = changes earth's view of moon
One month = moon changes from a fully lit circle to a thin crescent and back to a circle Lunar & Solar Eclipses lunar eclipse = earth comes between sun and moon = shadow of earth falls on moon
solar eclipse = moon moves between earth and sun, covering the sun from people's eyes in parts of the earth
in a lunar eclipse the remaining light that hits the moon the moon is red
the shadow of the moon on the sun is called Umbra The End Video Time!!
Bill Nye the Science Guy Why does the moon appear to change shape? Your Moon The board is the sun.
The partner w/o the moon is Earth. Sun side Shadow side It's Earth's job to look at the moon and observe how much of the lighted side is seen (what would the moon look like in each position?).

It's the moon's job to walk slowly in a counterclockwise orbit around Earth and pause at each position. The lighted half of the moon should ALWAYS face the sun!
(don't forget to rotate it while walking). Earth & moon switch places Why does the ocean have waves? Time to Practice
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