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Moon Phases

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Tonya Hardin

on 11 May 2015

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Transcript of Moon Phases

New Moon
Which is also called the Dark Moon. Can you guess why?
The moon is positioned between the earth and sun. The entire illuminated portion of the moon is on the back side of the moon, the half that we cannot see. Therefore the moon is unlit on our viewing side.
Waxing Crescent
After the new moon, the sunlit portion on the moon is increased. Is the moon lit less than half or more than half?
Less than half
Moon Phases
The moon constantly changes but one thing always stays the same..
Half of the moon is always gleaming from the sun's rays.
First Quarter
This phases is commonly called a "half moon". We are seeing exactly half of the moon that's illuminated and the other half is in shadow. How often does this "half moon" occur in a complete moon cycle?
Twice: In the First and third quarter phases.
Waxing Gibbous
If the sun's rays are increasing in this phase, how much shadow will there be on the moon? More or less?
If lit more, shadow less.
Now, the moon is on the other side of the earth, The full moon is illuminated facing earth. What is similar at this phase and at the new moon phase?
Interesting fact is that the earth, moon, and sun
are in approximate alignment,
Waning Gibbous
After a full moon, the light will continually?
Third Quarter
The moon is a half illuminated but it's the opposite of the First Quarter half moon. At this time the moon is at a ___ degree angle in the favor of the earth and sun.
A) 45 B) 180 C) 90 D) 70
C) 90%
Waning Crescent
This moon phase is sometimes referred the old moon. Has the moon moved nearly entirely around the orbit of Earth?
Yes, it has. Check out this link for more information: http://earthsky.org/moon-phases/waning-crescent
References: http://www.moonconnection.com/moon_phases.phtml
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