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  • 1. The Moon∗ Closest celestial object to the Earth.∗ As the Moon completes one orbit around theEarth the Moon rotates only once on its axis.∗ We never see the other side of the Moon called “the dark side of the Moon”.∗ Makes a complete orbit around the Earth inabout 29.5 days.
  • 2. Phases of the Moon The Moon is always half illuminated by the Sun How much of the illumination you see depends on where the Moon is relative to Earth.
  • 3. Phases of the Moon
  • 4. EclipsesEclipse – the phenomenon in which one celestial object moves directly in front of another celestial object.
  • 5. Lunar EclipseOccurs when the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon.There are an average of two lunar eclipses every year.
  • 6. Lunar Eclipse
  • 7. Lunar Eclipse
  • 8. Solar Eclipse∗ Occurs when the Moon is between the Sun andthe Earth∗ Can only be seen from specific places on Earth∗ The sun is bigger than the moon, but the moon isso close to Earth that it can block the sun out.
  • 9. Solar Eclipse
  • 10. Solar Eclipse