LUNAR PHASES Taken from Utah Core Solar System. TASK Impress your family and friends by telling them the phases of the moon. http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXseTWTZlks&feature=related. What is the phase of the Moon Today ? http://aa.usno.navy.mil/idltemp/current_moon.php.
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Impress your family and friends by telling them the phases of the moon
What do we mean by the phase of the moon?
The changing shape of the bright part of the Moon that we see.
What causes the different phases of the Moon?
As the Moon makes its way around the Earth, we see the bright parts of the Moon's surface at different angles.
How long does it take the moon to complete one orbit around the earth?
The moon goes around the Earth in a Lunar Moon or 29.5 days.
The Moon can sometimes be seen in the daytime and sometimes in the night time AND each phase last for about two days.
The moon is between the Sun and the Earth.
We see the side which is not lit, so the moon appears dark to us.
Time: 6:00 a.m.-6p.m.
Highest : Noon (But We Cannot See It!)
"Waxing" means increasing, or growing larger
“Crescent” can mean thin moon or the shape of a banana.
Time: 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Highest: 3:00p.m.1.Waxing Crescent MoonNight Moon
Full moon always comes about two weeks after new moon.
At this phase the Earth is between the sun and the moon.
“waning” means decreasing, or getting smaller
It is also shaped like a banana!!!!
The best time to see it is just before sunrise
THEN BACK TO NEW MOON!!!
Highest: 9:00 a.m.
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