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Moon's Changing Face

Moon's Changing Face By: Carl, Brady, EnrianMoon PhasesWhen the Moon makes its way around Earth, we can see the bright parts of the Moons surface at different angles, these are called Moon Phases.Types Of PhasesThe Moon has 8 types of faces (phases) when we see it, they are Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter, Waning Cresent, New Moon, Waxing Crescent, First Quater and Waxing Gibbous, these phases are also known as the Lunar Phases.CycleThe Moon takes 29.5 days to completely cycle through 8 phases known as the Lunar Month, which means it takes a month for the moon to circle the Earth.Invisble MoonThe Sun reflects off one side of the Moon facing it, so when the Moon is between the Sun and the Earth, you can't see it. 2 EclipsesThere are two types of eclipses, one is the Lunar Eclipse and the other is Solar Eclipse. A Lunar Eclipse is when the moon lines up by the Sun the Earth And the Moon.. A Solar Eclipse is when the Moon lines up by the Sun the Moon and the EarthThese Eclipses happened throghout the year.

Did You Know...The Moon has craters and water inside it.When a month has two full moons, the second full moon is called a blue moon.

Fun FactsThe moon can be in angles Only 59% of the moons surface is visible to Earth The moon's diameter is about 1/4 the diameter of the Earth

This is a Solar Eclipse.

This is the Moon, it is round and gives light at night.

This is a Lunar Eclipse.

The one on th right shows a Lunar Eclipse and the one on the left shows first quarter.

These are the * types of phases we call lunar phases.

This picture shows the allignment of a Solar Eclipse.

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