Phases of the Moon

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Phases of the Moon

  1. 1. PHASES OF THE MOON 20 February, 2014
  2. 2. WHAT TIME IS IT? • Generalized time, like sunrise and noon, not the exact number you’d read off your watch
  3. 3. WHAT TIME IS IT? noon
  4. 4. WHAT TIME IS IT? Try it with the flashlights
  5. 5. WHAT TIME IS IT? Note the time depends on where the Sun is! sunset • noon
  6. 6. WHAT TIME IS IT? noon sunset sunrise midnight
  7. 7. MOON PHASES • Waxing = getting bigger • Waning = getting smaller • New = not visible
  8. 8. sunset WHAT PHASE IS IT?
  9. 9. sunset WHAT PHASE IS IT?
  10. 10. WHAT PHASE IS IT? midnight
  11. 11. DOES THE PHASE DEPEND ON WHAT TIME IT IS?
  12. 12. LABEL THE PHASES New, waxing crescent, waning crescent, waxing gibbous, waning gibbous, 1st quarter, 3rd quarter, full
  13. 13. THE PHASES 3rd Quarter Waning Gibbous Waning Crescent New Full Waxing Crescent Waxing Gibbous 1st Quarter
  14. 14. CAN YOU SEE THIS MOON AT SUNSET?
  15. 15. sunset CAN YOU SEE THIS MOON AT SUNSET?
  16. 16. 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?

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