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Moon Phase cards

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New Moon A phase of the Moon in which the side of the Moon that faces Earth is not illuminated at all.
Waxing Crescent Phase of the Moon in which a narrow strip of the Moon's lighted hemisphere is visible from Earth; shaped like a crescent ; light is on the right
First Quarter The phase of the moon in which only the right half of the Moon's side that is facing Earth is illuminated.
Waxing Gibbous Phase of the moon in which the lighted portion of the Moon's side that faces Earth is getting larger; occurs before a full moon.
Full Moon The phase of the moon in which the entire side of the Moon that faces Earth is fully illuminated.
Waning Gibbous Phase of the moon in which the lighted portion of the Moon's side that faces Earth is getting smaller; occurs after a full moon.
Last Quarter The phase of the Moon in which only the left half of the Moon's side that faces Earth is illuminated.
Waning Crescent Phase of the Moon in which a narrow strip of the Moon's lighted hemisphere is visible from Earth; shaped like a crescent; light is on the left
Created by: kylie621