[2015] Bailey Myers: Phases of moon

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[2015] Bailey Myers: Phases of moon

The phases of the moon include

The Phases of the Moon

Full Moon

Waxing Crescent

New Moon

Many people call this a half moon. However, as it may appeaer this way it is only 1/4 of the way around its orbit.

A new moon is invisible here on Earth. There is no reflected sunlight that makes its 'face' visible

First Quarter

During A full moon we see the entire face of the moon lit up high in the sky!

Waxing Gibbous

A waxing Gibbous appears more than half-lighted, but less than full.

This moon phase is seen one day to several days after new moon

What is a Moon?A moon is earth's natural satellite which shines by the sun's reflected lightWhat is a Phase of the Moon?Phases of the Moon depend on its position in relation to the Sun and Earth. As the Moon rotates around the Earth, you see the “bright parts” of the Moon's surface at different angle

Waning Gibbous

Waning Crescent

Last Quarter

The moon is past full now. Once again, it appears more than half lighted but less than full .

Last quarter moon comes approximately three weeks after new moon. The moon is now three-quarters of the way around in its orbit of Earth

This is the last phases of the moons revolution around the Earth. It appears less than half lit.

The moon now repats this rotation. It takes approxamately 27-28 days to revolve around the Earth.


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