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Science Moon test

How many low tides and how many high tides do we experience in one day? 2 high tides and 2 low tides
How many times in a month do extreme tides occur? Twice a month
Explain why we see the phases when half of the moon is always dark Although the same side of the moon is always half dark- half light, we only see the phases from where we are on Earth. Therefore we see the different phases.
Explain why we experience neap tides. When the Moon and Sun form a right angle with the earth, their pulls partially cancel each other out, so the tides are weaker
List the order of the phases New Moon; Waxing Crescent; First Quarter moon; Waxing Gibbous; Full Moon; Waning Gibbous; Last Quarter Moon; Waning cresent
How long would it take for a Full Moon to turn to a New Moon? 14 days
How many days would it take for a full Lunar Cycle to happen? 29.5 Days
When and how do we experience extreme/spring tides? We experience extreme/spring tides around the Full or New moon when the attraction of the Sun and the moon. Happens when the Sun, moon, and Earth are aligned.
What causes the different phases of the Moon. The phases of the moon depend on its position in relation to the Sun and the Earth. As the Moon makes its way around the Earth, we see the brightest parts of the Moon's surface at different angles. These are called "phases" of the Moon.
Created by: rmcmullen0606