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  • 1. Moon Phases A look at the movements of the Moon

2. Movements of the Moon Revolution Moon orbits the Earth every 271/3 days The moon rises in the east and sets in the west The moon rises and sets 50 minutes later each day Rotation Moon turns on its axis every 27 days Same side of Moon always faces Earth 3. Its Just a Phase Moonlight is reflectedsunlight Half the moons surface isalways reflecting light From Earth we seedifferent amounts of theMoons lit surface The amount seen is calleda phase 4. Limb The line where the surface of the moon meets the sky.TerminatorThe imaginary line between he reflected light and hadow. 5. Waxing and Waning New moon l s ( hir qua t ra t t d) r e wa Moon ning Waxing Crescent moonm orb `s oon iterhat First Quarter moon SUN cr s nt e cegibb sm ou oon Waxing Gibbous moone rta h Full moonfl mu l oon Waning Gibbous moon ne m w oon Third Quarter moon Waning Crescent mooncr s nte ce gib ousmb oon New moon w x Moona ing f s qu r e ir t a t r 6. FOUR MAIN SHAPES FULLCRESCENTQUARTER GIBBOUS 7. Orbits (revolves around)Earth every 27.3 daysElliptical orbit (not a perfect circle) About 384,000 km (240,000 miles) from Earth360,000 km 406,000 km 10224,000 miles252,000 miles 8. Moon rise times: The New Moon always rises at sunrise. The first quarter Moon rises at noon. The Full Moon rises at sunset. The last quarter Moon rises at midnight. Moonrise takes place about 50 minutes later each day than the day before. 9. Name this phase! Full MoonWhat time does this phase rise and set? 10. Is this line the limb orterminator? LimbTerminatorIs this line the limbor terminator? 11. Name this phase!First Quarter 12. Name this phase!Waxing Crescent 13. Name this phase!WaningGibbous 14. Name thisphase!Third Quarter 15. From what direction doesthe moon rise? The East 16. Name this phase!Waxing Gibbous 17. Name this phase!Waning Crescent 18. Is this line the limb orthe terminator? Limb 19. Name this phase!Look closely! Waxing Gibbous 20. Name this phase!Full Moon 21. Name this phase! New Moon 22. Does the moon rise or set in the west?It sets in the west. 23. Name this phase!Waning Gibbous 24. Name this phase!Waning Crescent 25. Photo resources 26. More photo resources HubbardTeacher in Residence Sally Ride Science