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
 Lun...
Waxing vs. Waning
 Waxing – when the moon is growing or getting
bigger (Moon is on the Right)
 Waning – when the moon is...
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
...
Phases of the Moon
 New Moon – no moon, the moon is not
visible
 Crescent Moon - less than half of the
moon is visible
...
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Phases of the Moon

  1. 1. EARTH’S MOVEMENT Phases of the Moon
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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)
  4. 4. Phases of the Moon
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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

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