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Phases of the Moon
Transcript of Phases of the Moon
The side of the moon that is facing the Earth is not lit up by the sun. At this time the moon is not visible. WaningGibbous Third Quarter Waning Crescent New Moon Phase 5
The side of the moon that is lit up by the sun is facing the Earth. The entire moon is lit up at this point. Phase 6
The moon is not quite lit up all the way by sunlight. The part of the moon this is lit is slowly getting smaller. Waning means to slowly get smaller. Phase 7 - Last Quarter
Half of the moon is lit up but the sun. The part that we can see lit up is slowly getting smaller. Phase 8
A small part of the moon is lit up at this point. It is getting smaller by the minute. Waxing Crescent Phase 2
A small part (less than 1/2) of the moon is lit up at this point. The part that is lit up is slowly getting bigger. Phase 3
One half of the moon is lit up by the sun at this point. The part that is lit up is slowly getting bigger. Waxing Gibbous Phase 4
At this time half of the moon is lit up. The part that is lit is slowly getting bigger. Waxing means to slowly get bigger. First Quarter Why does the moon have phases?
The Moon phases are produced by the alignment of the Moon and the Sun in the sky. The phases are named after how much of the moon we can see, and whether the amount visible is increasing, or decreasing each day. What are the Moon phases? Additional Resources -
Discovery Education Video Streaming
http://app.discoveryeducation.com/core:search/view?isStandards&StandardID=49d70df2-9393-11de-a739-ed6f9dff4b22®ion_code_hidden=Texas&documenturl=Essential Knowledge and Skills&subject=Science&grade=2&year=2009®ion_code=US|48 Did you know...
Countries near the equator see the crescent moon shaped like a smile. Did You Know...
It takes our Moon about 29.5 days to completely cycle through all eight phases. This is known as a Lunar month.