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The phases of the moon1
The phases of the moon1
The phases of the moon1
The phases of the moon1
The phases of the moon1
The phases of the moon1
The phases of the moon1
The phases of the moon1
The phases of the moon1
The phases of the moon1
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  • 1. The Phases of the Moon Ms. Ferguson’s Class Mrs. Cassidy’s 2nd Grade Class
  • 2. Basic Moon Facts: • The Moon does not actually give off light. The light that we see is the Sun's light reflected by the Moon. • The bright part of the Moon is the part that the Sun is shining on. This is like daytime on Earth. • The dark part is in shadow, like night on Earth. • It takes the Moon about 1 month to complete its orbit around the Earth.
  • 3. New Moon • At new moon, the Moon and the sun are on the same side of Earth. • We see the part of the Moon that is in shadow, so the Moon is dark.
  • 4. Waxing Crescent • “Waxing” means shrinking. •“Waxing” means growing. •One thin edge of the Moon is lit up and we see a crescent.
  • 5. First Quarter Moon • After a week, the Moon has traveled one quarter of its orbit around the Earth and we see a half Moon. • The moon is still appearing to grow.
  • 6. Waxing Gibbous • “Waxing” means growing. • Gibbous means swollen on one side.
  • 7. Full Moon • The sun and the Moon are on opposite sides of the Earth. • The Moon is completely lit.
  • 8. Waning Gibbous • Waning Means shrinking • Gibbous means swollen on one side.
  • 9. Last Quarter Moon • A week later, we see a half Moon again. • The Moon is still appearing to become smaller.
  • 10. Waning Crescent • “Waning” means shrinking. • We see a thin edge of the Moon again.
  • 11. New Moon • We are back to the New Moon! • The Moon then starts its orbit around the Earth again!
  • 12. Sources: • http://www.southernskyphoto.com/moon/images/jpg • http://www.davidmalin.com/fujii/image/af11- 19_72.jpg • www.robgendlerastropics.com • The Moon By: Gail Gibbons

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