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09 uni 04

  1. 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. 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. 3. Phases of the Moon
  4. 4. EclipsesEclipse – the phenomenon in which one celestial object moves directly in front of another celestial object.
  5. 5. Lunar EclipseOccurs when the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon.There are an average of two lunar eclipses every year.
  6. 6. Lunar Eclipse
  7. 7. Lunar Eclipse
  8. 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. 9. Solar Eclipse
  10. 10. Solar Eclipse

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