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Title: PHASES OF THE MOON STUDY GUIDE


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PHASES OF THE MOON STUDY GUIDE
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What moon phase?
  • waxing crescent

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What moon phase?
  • third quarter

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What moon phase?
  • 1st quarter

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What moon phase?
  • full

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What moon phase?
  • waxing gibbous

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What moon phase?
  • waning gibbous

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What moon phase?
  • waning crescent

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What moon phase?
  • new moon

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The positions of the moon, Earth, and Sun are
responsible for the moons phases.
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It takes about one month or 29.5 days for the
moon to complete one cycle of phases.
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  • Order of Moon Phases

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None of the moon is illuminated during the new
moon phase.
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Three weeks after a new moon, you can see ½ of
the moon. Its in the 3rd quarter phase.
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What is waxing?
  • when the moon is getting bigger
  • the right side is illuminated

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What is waning?
  • when the moon is getting smaller
  • when the left side is illuminated

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The moon changes phases because it changes
position as it orbits Earth.
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This is a lunar eclipse.
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For a lunar eclipse to occur, the moon must be
full.
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  • This is a solar eclipse.

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The moon must be new for a solar eclipse to occur.
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