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Earth and it’s Moon

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  1. Earth and it’s Moon

  2. The Earth and its Moon • Earth revolves around sun • Moon revolves around Earth • Only known natural satellite

  3. Motions of the Moon • The Moon rotates on its axis • Rotation – to spin • Revolution – a body orbiting around another body • Same side of moon always faces Earth because of this (near side)

  4. Phases of the Moon • Moon phases – changing appearances of the moon as seen from Earth • New moon – lighted half of moon facing away from Earth • Full moon – all the moon’s surface facing Earth is lit up

  5. Phases of the Moon • Waxing Phase • After the new moon • Waxing crescent/gibbous • First quarter • Waning Phase • After the full moon • Waning gibbous/crescent • Third quarter

  6. Sides of Moon • Near Side • What we see • Mostly facing Earth because of rotation and revolution around • Filled with variation of maria and highlands • Far Side • Dark side that we don’t see here on Earth • Picture courtesy of pictinas.com

  7. Three Surface Features • Craters – depressions or dips on moon’s surface • Caused by metorites, asteroids, comets • Maria – latin for ‘seas’. Dry, hardened lava • Highlands – higher elevation land on surface of moon

  8. Picture courtesy of nasaimages.gov

  9. Moon Websites • http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/vphase.html • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lunar_libration_with_phase_Oct_2007_450px.gif • http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetID=93e4c8fd-caae-4026-b9e2-71c664d4b3bf&productCode=DSC&CFID=9682636&CFTOKEN=94925186 • http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetID=11538c4e-29ad-4b21-8c0c-dd731e424e1a&productCode=DSC&CFID=9682636&CFTOKEN=94925186