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The Phases of the Moon. Is the Earth’s shadow is the cause of the Moon’s phases?. NO. True Scale of Earth-Moon System:. Moon Takes About a Month (29.3 days) to go through all phases. Phases:. New – Whole face is dark Crescent – Looks like fingernail First & Third Quarter -- Half lit

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Phases: phases

  • New – Whole face is dark

  • Crescent – Looks like fingernail

  • First & Third Quarter -- Half lit

  • Gibbous – Latin gibbosus humpbacked

  • Full – Face is totally lit up


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Moon phases Phases




When is the third quarter moon directly overhead l.jpg
When is the third quarter moon directly overhead? on what phase it is in.;

  • A. 6 AM

  • B. Noon

  • C. 6 PM

  • D. Midnight


When is the waxing crescent directly overhead l.jpg
When is the waxing crescent directly overhead? on what phase it is in.;

  • A. 9 PM

  • B. 3 AM

  • C. 9 AM

  • D. 3 PM


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What time does the full moon rise? on what phase it is in.;

  • A. 6 AM

  • B. Noon

  • C. 6 PM

  • D. Midnight


The moon is full on march 30 what constellation is it in l.jpg
The moon is full on March 30. What constellation is it in? on what phase it is in.;

  • A. Taurus

  • B. Virgo

  • C. Capricornus

  • D. Gemini


The sun is in gemini you observe the moon is in cancer what phase is the moon in l.jpg
The Sun is in Gemini. You observe the moon is in Cancer. What phase is the moon in?

The zodiacal constellations in the order the sun and moon pass through

  • Pisces

  • Aries

  • Taurus

  • Gemini

  • Cancer

  • Leo

  • Virgo

  • Libra

  • Scorpius

  • Sagittarius

  • Capricornus

  • Aquarius

  • first quarter

  • third quarter

  • waning crescent

  • waxing crescent

  • full


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True Scale of Earth-Moon System: What phase is the moon in?


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Eclipses What phase is the moon in?



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Moon in middle =“Solar eclipse” three are in a line)Earth in middle =“Lunar Eclipse”

  • It is an eclipse of whatever body appears dark as seen from earth



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Eclipse movie three are in a line)(click to start)


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Where an three are in a line) Eclipse looks Total, andWhere it Looks Partial:



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During a solar eclipse, the moon must be in the ____ phase. three are in a line)

  • A. Full

  • B. New

  • C. Crescent

  • D. Gibbous

  • E. First Quarter



During a lunar eclipse the moon must be in the phase l.jpg
During a lunar eclipse, the moon must be in the ____ phase. three are in a line)

  • A. Full

  • B. New

  • C. Crescent

  • D. Gibbous

  • E. First Quarter



If the moon s orbital plane was the same as the ecliptic plane eclipses l.jpg
If the moon’s orbital plane was the same as the ecliptic plane, eclipses:

  • 1. Would occur more often

  • 2. Would occur less often

  • 3. Would occur at the same rate


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Eclipses would occur more often. plane, eclipsesCurrently, can only occur when moon is at “nodes” (where moon’s path crosses ecliptic)



What phase is the moon in 1 new 2 cresc 3 quarter 4 gibbous 5 full l.jpg
What phase is the Moon in? phases.1. New, 2. Cresc, 3. Quarter 4. Gibbous 5 Full


The sun is in pisces you observe a first quarter moon what constellation is it in l.jpg
The Sun is in Pisces. You observe a first quarter moon. What constellation is it in?

The zodiacal constellations in the order the sun and moon pass through

  • Pisces

  • Aries

  • Taurus

  • Gemini

  • Cancer

  • Leo

  • Virgo

  • Libra

  • Scorpius

  • Sagittarius

  • Capricornus

  • Aquarius

  • A. Pisces

  • Gemini

  • Virgo

  • Sagittarius


The sun is in gemini you observe a total lunar eclipse what constellation is the moon in l.jpg
The Sun is in Gemini. You observe a total lunar eclipse. What constellation is the moon in?

The zodiacal constellations in the order the sun and moon pass through

  • Pisces

  • Aries

  • Taurus

  • Gemini

  • Cancer

  • Leo

  • Virgo

  • Libra

  • Scorpius

  • Sagittarius

  • Capricornus

  • Aquarius

  • A. Pisces

  • Gemini

  • Virgo

  • Sagittarius


The moon is in the middle of a lunar eclipse on march 30 what constellation is it in l.jpg
The moon is in the middle of a lunar eclipse on March 30. What constellation is it in?

  • A. Taurus

  • B. Virgo

  • C. Capricornus

  • D. Virgo


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