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Phases of the Moon Phases of the Moon Presentation Transcript

  • EARTH’S MOVEMENT Phases of the Moon
  • Phases of the Moon
    • Moon’s Light – The moon gets its light from the Sun, it does not make its own light like a star
    • Lunar Revolution – the moon revolves around the Earth one time every 28-31 days (29.5 days average)
    • The Moon changes shape as it revolves around the Earth, these are called Phases
  • Waxing vs. Waning
    • Waxing – when the moon is growing or getting bigger (Moon is on the Right)
    • Waning – when the moon is shrinking or getting smaller (Moon is on the Left)
  • Phases of the Moon
  • Phases of the Moon
    • New Moon – no moon , the moon is not visible
    • Crescent Moon - less than half of the moon is visible
    • Quarter Moon - half of the moon is visible
    • Gibbous Moon – more than half of the moon is visible
    • Full Moon – ALL of the moon is visible