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Slide show for teaching about the phases of the Moon.

Slide show for teaching about the phases of the Moon.

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  • PHASES OF THE MOON 20 February, 2014
  • WHAT TIME IS IT? • Generalized time, like sunrise and noon, not the exact number you’d read off your watch
  • WHAT TIME IS IT? noon View slide
  • WHAT TIME IS IT? Try it with the flashlights View slide
  • WHAT TIME IS IT? Note the time depends on where the Sun is! sunset • noon
  • WHAT TIME IS IT? noon sunset sunrise midnight
  • MOON PHASES • Waxing = getting bigger • Waning = getting smaller • New = not visible
  • sunset WHAT PHASE IS IT?
  • sunset WHAT PHASE IS IT?
  • WHAT PHASE IS IT? midnight
  • DOES THE PHASE DEPEND ON WHAT TIME IT IS?
  • LABEL THE PHASES New, waxing crescent, waning crescent, waxing gibbous, waning gibbous, 1st quarter, 3rd quarter, full
  • THE PHASES 3rd Quarter Waning Gibbous Waning Crescent New Full Waxing Crescent Waxing Gibbous 1st Quarter
  • CAN YOU SEE THIS MOON AT SUNSET?
  • sunset CAN YOU SEE THIS MOON AT SUNSET?
  • PREDICTIONS! • If it is sunrise, what phases CAN you see? • What phases can you see mid evening (between sunset and midnight)? • What phase is “overhead” at sunrise? • When does a first quarter moon set? • If you want to look at faint nebula in the evening, what phases do you want the Moon to be in?