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Phases of the Moon

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The moon The Aboriginals believed in a story of the moon which represents a good lesson to not judge someone because of their appearance. phases The story of how the moon was put in its place was passed down from generation to generation in this Aboriginal tribe. The story is about an Aboriginal tribe that wanted to hunt at night but found it hard because there wasn't any light to be able to see. In the day time they talked about a solution - and one man had an idea to throw a boomerang lit on fire high into the sky so it would give them light to be able to hunt. Many people tried throwing it but it never worked. One old, weak man asked if he could try but everyone laughed at him. A wise old man said that he could still have a go and he did. He threw the boomerang higher and higher into the sky until it never came back and was glowing of light. Now people can go hunting at night and be able to see because of the "boomerang" moon. The first phase of the moon is the new moon.
It's when the moon is invisible to our eyes.
The moon is actually still there, but the side of the moon that's facing the Earth is in complete darkness. Sometimes people can see the outline of the moon even through it's a new moon. The second phase of the moon is the crescent. This is where you can only see a slight slither of the moon. This happens because of the sun's reflections and the Earth's shadows. The third phase of the moon is called the first quarter, where you can see exactly half of the moon. The waxing gibbous phase is where you are able to see most of the moon (more than half). "Waxing" means slowly growing, so you are able to see the moon grow very slowly each night until it reaches a full moon. The full moon is where you can see all the moon, so it has "grown" to its full size. The waxing phases are followed by waning phases, during which the moon is getting smaller and smaller, instead of growing bigger.(Obviously the moon doesn't really grow, it stays the same size it's just growing or shrinking in light.) The waning gibbous phase is the opposite to the
waxing gibbous phase because waxing means getting bigger and waning means getting smaller.
The waning gibbous is where you can see most of the moon, and the part that you can't see is only a little slither. The last quarter is opposite to the first quarter obviously, but the last quarter is the same size as the first quarter - they're just on the opposite side to each other. The dark side on the first quarter is now the light side on the last quarter. The waning crescent is where you can only see a little slither of the moon, but the moon is still getting smaller by the minute. After this phase it goes back to the new moon and starts the whole cycle again. Blue moon: A blue moon is where a full moon happens twice in one month. This is a very rare occasion. When two full moons happen in one month the second moon is the blue moon, while the first is just a full moon. A blue moon only happens once every 2 - 3 years.(a blue moon isn't actually blue.) facts: The moon doesn't have its own light.
It's the light reflected from the sun to the
moon, then the moon reflects the sun's light to Earth to make it look like the moon is glowing. The moon doesn't rotate on it's axis, so we can only see one side of the moon because the same side is always facing the Earth. The other side is basically invisible to us. There are eight phases of the moon:
1 the new moon
2 waxing crescent
3 first quarter
4 waxing gibbous
5 full moon
6 waning gibbous
7 last quarter
8 waning crescent the eight phases of the moon The Aboriginals and their dream story about the moon. The moon's reflection Thank you for watching. introduction This presentation is about the phases of the moon. It also explains how one Aboriginal tribe believed the moon got in its place. So the moon has eight phases, which every night you will see grow bigger and bigger. After the full moon the moon will a peer it is will growing smaller and smaller.
An Aboriginal tribe believed in a dream time story about the moon where an old man threw a boomerang lit on fire high into the sky which formed the moon. The eight phases of the moon. conclusion http://members.optusnet.com.au/virgothomas/space/abobeliefs2.html










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