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The Moon

Astronomy

Page 9

©Mark Place, 2008-2009

www.LearnEarthScience.com


Why so many?

Craters

What are these?

No atmosphere

Why is Earth not like this?

weathering, erosion, atmosphere


Phases

of the

Moon

Astronomy

Page 10


What causes

the phases

of the moon?

The moon's

revolution

around Earth.


How long does

one revolution of

the moon take?

27.3 days

How long does

one rotation of

the moon take?

ESRTs p15


What phenomenon

does this explain?

We only ever see one

side of the moon.


Why does the moon

rise later each day?

because as the Earth

rotates, the moon

revolves


What phase of the moon is this?

New

Gibbous

New

Crescent

3rd

Quarter


How many hours is the

moon visible each day?

12 hours


What is "waxing"?

more of the moon's

surface can be seen


What is "waning"?

less of the moon's

surface can be seen


The phases of the

moon are what type

of event?

Cyclic


Going to the Moon


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