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The Moon

Astronomy

Page 9

©Mark Place, 2008-2009

www.LearnEarthScience.com


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Why so many?

Craters

What are these?

No atmosphere

Why is Earth not like this?

weathering, erosion, atmosphere


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Phases

of the

Moon

Astronomy

Page 10


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What causes

the phases

of the moon?

The moon's

revolution

around Earth.


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How long does

one revolution of

the moon take?

27.3 days

How long does

one rotation of

the moon take?

ESRTs p15


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What phenomenon

does this explain?

We only ever see one

side of the moon.


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Why does the moon

rise later each day?

because as the Earth

rotates, the moon

revolves


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What phase of the moon is this?

New

Gibbous

New

Crescent

3rd

Quarter


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How many hours is the

moon visible each day?

12 hours


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What is "waxing"?

more of the moon's

surface can be seen


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What is "waning"?

less of the moon's

surface can be seen


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The phases of the

moon are what type

of event?

Cyclic


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Going to the Moon


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