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  • 1. What is a satellite? A smaller object that revolves around a larger object.
  • 2. Jupiter’s satellite
  • 3. Does Earth have a natural satellite?
  • 4. The moon is Earth’s natural Satellite.
  • 5. How was the moon formed? •Theory 1 - When the earth was forming and still fluid, a piece of the Earth separated because of the centrifugal force of the Earth spinning. •Theory 2 - A comet, asteroid or other space matter got pulled into the gravitational pull of the Earth and became our Moon.
  • 6. Does the moon produce its own light like a star? No, it reflects light from the sun.
  • 7. As the moon orbits the Earth, the light being reflected from the moon will change in appearance.
  • 8. The Phases of the moon are the nightly changes in the moon’s appearance .
  • 9. There are eight main phases of the moon.
  • 10. The moon goes through ALL of its phases every 29 ½ days.
  • 11. Waxing is a term that is used when the lighted area of the moon appears to be getting larger each night.
  • 12. Waning is the term used when the lighted area of the moon appears to be getting smaller each night.
  • 13. Gibbous is the term used when more than half of the moon is reflecting light.
  • 14. Crescent is the term used when less than half of the moon is reflecting light.
  • 15. Now draw the moon phases!
  • 16. The Moon moves directly between the Sun and Earth. The Moon casts a shadow on the Earth; only occurs with a new moon. This does not occur with every new moon due to the moon being 10o off from the orbit of the Earth. Solar Eclipse
  • 17. The Earth, Sun, and Moon are directly lined up in the center. The Earth casts a shadow on the Moon; only occurs with a full moon. This does not occur with every full moon due to the Moon being 10o off from the orbit of the Earth. Lunar Eclipse
  • 18. Memory Devices: White on the right, growing bright! White on the left, losing light!
  • 19. Memory Devices: • Wax on – increasing light! – Just as a candle wick is dipped in wax and the candle wax increases the size of the candle. • Wane off – decreasing light! • Gibbous – bulge
  • 20. Memory Devices: New Moon = Near the Sun Full Moon = Far from Sun Remember, YOU are on the EARTH looking at the Moon.
  • 21. This concludes our fieldtrip to the moon!