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Grade 8 8.7(B)

demonstrate and predict the sequence of events in the lunar cycle

TermDefinition
Lunar cycle the different appearances of the moon from Earth throughout the month
Moon the only natural satellite of the Earth
Revolve to turn around a center point or line
New moon the moon when it is completely dark
Full moon the moon when it appears as a bright circle
Waxing crescent moon After the new moon, the sunlit portion is increasing, but less than half
Waning crescent moon Following the third quarter, wanes until the light is completely gone
First quarter moon happen when the moon is at a 90 degree angle with respect to the earth and sun (right side lit)
Third quarter moon happen when the moon is at a 90 degree angle with respect to the earth and sun (left side lit)
Waxing Gibbous moon After the first quarter, the sunlit portion is still increasing, but now it is more than half
Waning Gibbous moon After the full moon (maximum illumination), the light continually decreases
Phase the different ways the Moon looks from Earth over about a month.
Created by: sstall