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Phases of the moon (Appendix B). • Now we’ll come back closer to home--- our solar system, starting from Earth, Sun and Moon. • Bring your notecards on Thursday. Moon phases are caused by __. The Earth’s shadow The Sun’s shadow The shadows of other planets Clouds covering part of the moon

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phases of the moon appendix b

Phases of the moon (Appendix B)

• Now we’ll come back closer to home--- our solar system, starting from Earth, Sun and Moon.

• Bring your notecards on Thursday.

moon phases are caused by
Moon phases are caused by __
  • The Earth’s shadow
  • The Sun’s shadow
  • The shadows of other planets
  • Clouds covering part of the moon
  • None of the above
phases what they look like
Phases: What they look like

During each “lunar month” of 29.5 days, the Moon changes its appearance.

New Moon

the moon orbits us
The moon orbits us

How long does this take?

About 29.5 days!

how does this picture change in one day
How does this picture change in one day?

• The Moon rises and sets.

• Its appearance (phase) remains the same.

how to determine rise and set times of the moon
How to determine rise and set times of the moon
  • 1. When is the moon overhead (rather, its highest point in the sky)?
  • 2. What time of day is it? (Where is theSun?)
  • It rose about 6 hours earlier
  • It will set about 6 hours later
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Example

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What time is it?

what about the phase
What about the phase?
  • The moon is always half lit and half dark
  • But it does not look like that to us
  • Think about what we see in the sky
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Example

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What time is it?

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E W

Example

What time is it?

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Example

What time is it?

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Example

What time is it?

How does the moon look?

outside
The moon is overhead at noon

It rose around 6 am

It will set around 6 pm

Outside

East West

6 hours later

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6 hours later

What time is it?

How does the moon look?

outside1
It rose around 6 am

The moon is overhead at noon

It will set around 6 pm

Outside

East West

example5

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Example

What time is it?

How does the moon look?

outside2
The moon is overhead at 6 pm

It rose around noon

It will set around midnight

Outside

East West

example6

E W

Example

What time is it?

How does the moon look?

outside3
It will set around 6 am

It rose around 6 pm

The moon is overhead at midnight

Outside

East West

example7

E W

Example

What time is it?

How does the moon look?

outside4
It rose around 9 pm

The moon is overhead at 3 am

It will set around 9 am

Outside

East West