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Phases of the Moon

These questions are on the phases of the moon, lunar and solar eclipses.

Why does the moon look different at different times of the month?Because the moon changes positions with respect to the earth and teh soon. As the moon revloves around the earth, the amount of sunlight on the side of the moon that faces the earth changes.
What is a moon phase?The different appearances of the moon due to its changing position.
What are the phases of the moon. Look at chart.first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, last quarter, waning crescent, new moon, waxing crescent
When the moon is waxing is the sunlit part getting larger or smaller?larger
When the moon is waning , is the sunlit fraction getting larger or smaller?smaller
why do we only see one side of the moonbecause the period of rotation is the same as its period of revolution
If you lived on the far side of the moon whould you ever have sunlight? Would you ever see the earth?You would have sunlight but you would never see the earth.
What is an eclipse?An eclipse occurs when the shadow of one celestial body falls on another
What is an lunar eclipse?when the earth comes between the sun and the moon and the shadow of the earth falls on the moon
What is a solar eclipse?when the moon comes between the earth and the sun and the shadow of the moon falls on part of the earth
What does a solar eclipse look like?The moon covers the sun but you can see the sun peeking out from the edges (corona)
Why can't you see a solar eclipse from anywhere on earth?Because the shadow of the moon on the earth is small, so a solar eclipse can be viewed from only a few locations
what is an annular eclipse?when a small ring of sunlight shows around the outer edge of the moon. When the moon is farther away from the earth
During what phases of the moon doe eclipses occur?New and full moon phases
How does the moon look during a lunar eclipse?Red
Why does the moon look red during a lunar eclipse?because the earth's atmosphere acts like a lens and bends some of the sunlight into the earth's shadow and filters out the blue light. The remaining light is red.
why isn't there an eclipse every month?Because the moon's orbit is tilted so the moon is out of the earth's shadow for most full moons and the earth is out of the moon's shadow for most new moons.
What is closer to the earth -- the moon or the sunthe moon (384,000 km). The sun is 150 million km (or one AU)
How are lunar eclipses different from solar eclipses?A lunar eclipse: the earth comes between the sun and the moon, the light around the moon is red. Solar eclipse: moon comes between the earht and the sun and the shadow of the moon falls on part of earth. the moon covers the sun and the shadow covers part of the earth
What is a highland on the moon?mountains
What is a rilles?valley
What are the period of rotation and revolution for the moon?27 days, 8 hours
what is the diameter of the moon ( approximately)3476 km
What is the denisty of the moon3.334 g/cm3
what is the surface temperature of the moon?-170 t0 134 degrees C (celsius)
what is the surface gravity?17% of earth's

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