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Movement of the Moon

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Amanda Williams

on 24 January 2014

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Transcript of Movement of the Moon

Movement of the
Earth's moon

The moon is earth’s satellite and the earth is a satellite of the sun.
The length of one Moon day is about the same amount of time as the length of one Earth day.
The moon rotates on its axis and revolves around the earth.
It takes the moon 27.3 days to rotate.
When observing the moon, there are different phases.
The moon seems to shine because its surface reflects sunlight.
The moon’s lighted surface is daylight on the moon and the dark portion is nighttime on the moon.
The length of one moon day is about the same amount of time as the length of one Earth day.
It takes about 29.5 days for the moon to complete its cycle of phases.
Solar Eclipse
When the moon moves directly between the sun and earth and casts it shadow over part of earth.
Lunar Eclipse
When earth’s shadow falls on the moon.
What do you know about the Moon?
Total Lunar Eclipse
Partial Lunar Eclipse
A partial lunar eclipse occurs when only a portion of the moon moves into the earth’s umbra.
When the moon is completely in the umbra.
Penumbral Eclipse
A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the moon is totally within earth’s penumbra.
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