The Moon
The Moon <ul><li>The Moon is the Earth’s satellite. </li></ul><ul><li>Its diameter is approximately one quarter of the Ear...
The movement of the Moon <ul><li>The Moon moves in two different ways at the same time: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Around the E...
<ul><li>We always see the same side of the Moon because the Moon moves around the Earth and around its own axis at the sam...
<ul><li>The movement of the Earth and the Moon with respect to the Sun causes two phenomena: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lun...
Lunar phases
 
<ul><li>Lunar phases : different way that the moon appears to us, according to the amount of light it receives. </li></ul>...
 
Eclipses <ul><li>In the system composed of the Sun, the Earth and the Moon, there are two types of eclipses: </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>An eclipse occurs when the Moon, the Earth and the Sun are  all approximately on the same line. </li></ul>
Solar eclipse <ul><li>The Moon goes between the Sun and the Earth (very little sunlight reaches the Earth) </li></ul>
Lunar eclipse <ul><li>The Earth goes between the Sun and the Moon (no solar light reaches the Moon) </li></ul>
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The moon

  1. 1. The Moon
  2. 2. The Moon <ul><li>The Moon is the Earth’s satellite. </li></ul><ul><li>Its diameter is approximately one quarter of the Earth. </li></ul><ul><li>It is located 384,400 km from the Earth. </li></ul><ul><li>The Moon does not generate its own light. </li></ul><ul><li>It reflects the light that comes from the Sun. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The movement of the Moon <ul><li>The Moon moves in two different ways at the same time: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Around the Earth which takes about 28 days. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Around its own axis which also takes 28 days </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>We always see the same side of the Moon because the Moon moves around the Earth and around its own axis at the same time for the same length of time. </li></ul><ul><li>The other side of the Moon is known as the “dark side of the Moon”. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The movement of the Earth and the Moon with respect to the Sun causes two phenomena: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lunar phases </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lunar eclipses </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Lunar phases
  7. 8. <ul><li>Lunar phases : different way that the moon appears to us, according to the amount of light it receives. </li></ul><ul><li>Waxing moon : phase of the Moon between new and full, when it appears bigger because a large part of the surfaces receives light. </li></ul><ul><li>Waning moon : phase of the Moon between full and new, when it appears smaller because a small part of its visible surface receives light. </li></ul>
  8. 10. Eclipses <ul><li>In the system composed of the Sun, the Earth and the Moon, there are two types of eclipses: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Solar eclipse </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lunar eclipse </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>An eclipse occurs when the Moon, the Earth and the Sun are all approximately on the same line. </li></ul>
  10. 12. Solar eclipse <ul><li>The Moon goes between the Sun and the Earth (very little sunlight reaches the Earth) </li></ul>
  11. 13. Lunar eclipse <ul><li>The Earth goes between the Sun and the Moon (no solar light reaches the Moon) </li></ul>
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