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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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Waxing – Getting Stronger (“wax poetic”)

  • Waning – Getting Weaker (“on the wane”)
what time does the full moon rise
What time does the full moon rise?
  • A. 6 AM
  • B. Noon
  • C. 6 PM
  • D. Midnight
the moon is full on march 30 what constellation is it in
The moon is full on March 30. What constellation is it 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
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
moon in middle solar eclipse earth in middle lunar eclipse
Moon in middle =“Solar eclipse”Earth in middle =“Lunar Eclipse”
  • It is an eclipse of whatever body appears dark as seen from earth
during a solar eclipse the moon must be in the phase
During a solar eclipse, the moon must be in the ____ phase.
  • A. Full
  • B. New
  • C. Crescent
  • D. Gibbous
  • E. First Quarter
during a lunar eclipse the moon must be in the phase
During a lunar eclipse, the moon must be in the ____ phase.
  • 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
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.Currently, can only occur when moon is at “nodes” (where moon’s path crosses ecliptic)
the sun is in pisces you observe a first quarter moon what constellation is it in
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
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
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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