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Moon Phases

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FC: Our Moon

1: The Moon revolves around the Earth, and the Earth revolves around the sun. The moon looks like it changes but it does not. What does change is the amount of the Moon's lit side that we can see. The Moon reflects the Sun's light; it has no light of its own.

2: It takes 27.3 days for the Moon to revolve around or Orbit, the Earth. It takes the same amount of time for the Moon to spin on its axis. So, the same side of the Moon faces the Earth at all times. | These stages of the repeating Moon cycle are called Moon phases.

5: Phases of the Moon New Moon- Lit side of the Moon faces away from the Earth, we cannot see the Moon. Waxing Crescent- Lit side of the Moon becomes more and more visible. First Quarter Moon- Entire right side of waxing moon. Waxing Gibbous- We see more that half of the side that faces the Earth. Full Moon- When the Moons entire lit side becomes visible. Waning Gibbous- We see less and less of the Moon's lit side. Third Quarter- The left half side of the lit side is visible. Waning Crescent- Decreases until the moon is no longer visible. New Moon.

6: Other Fun Facts Our concept of a month comes from the length of the cycle of phases of the Moon, which is about 29.5 days.

9: S4E2. Students will model the position and motion of the Earth in the solar system and will explain the role of relative position and motion in determining sequence of the phases of the moon. 1. Explain the sequence of the phases of the moon.

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  • Title: Moon Phases
  • By: Kimberly Freeman
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