The Moon. Phases of the Moon Chapter 3 - Part 2. Objectives. To be able to describe the phases of the Moon and why they occur. . Phases of the Moon. The Moon revolves counter clockwise around the Earth. The Moon always shows us the “same face.”
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Phases of the Moon
Chapter 3 - Part 2
The Moon revolves counter clockwise around the Earth.
The Moon always shows us the “same face.”
Due to the stability of the Moon’s revolutions (and thus phases) the Moon is useful to migrating birds.
Many birds seem to have evolved over time to use the Moon as a navigational cue.
In the first diagram you can see that the new Moon is close to the sun and the full Moon is opposite the sun. Time of day depends on the observer’s location on Earth.
The ecliptic marks the path of the sun. It’s the projection of Earth’s orbit onto the sky (celestial orbit).
This graphic is from your book, page 35, and is an explanation of the difference between sidereal and synodic periods.
At the bottom of the graphic is a chart of “Times of Moonrise and Moonset.