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New Moon Moon is almost directly between the sun and Earth (start of cycle)
Waxing Crescent Moon A bit of the sunlit side of the moon shows on the right side
First Quarter Moon The moon is a quarter of its way around the Earth .When half the moon is lit on the right side.
Waxing Gibbous Moon The moon is iincreasing in light between a first qtr moon and a full moon
Full moon 2 weeks have passed since the new moon. We see the entire face on the moon shining. Earth is between the sun and the moon.
waning gibbous moon The moon is decreasing in light bwtn a full moon and a last qtr moon
last qtr moon The moon is 3/4 of its way around Earth. it is in its last qtr phase. When half of the moon is lit on the left side.
waning crescent moon A bit of the waning sunlit side of the moon shows on the left side
Lunar Cycle The appearance of the moon as it makes a full revolution around the Earth - 28 days
Crescent A small sliver of light. Looks like a crescent roll.
Waning The light is shrinking or getting smaller from the left.
Gibbous When most of the moon is illuminated but not quite as full. "So big"
Waxing When the light is "growing" from the right. Getting bigger
neap tide A tide of minimum range (less than average) that occurs during the first and third quarters of the moon.
spring tide a tide of increased range that occurs two times per month; at the new and full moons.
tidal range the difference in levels of ocean water at high and low tide.
tide the periodic rise and fall of the water level in the oceans and other large bodies of water. the way the waves move. controlled by the moon
eclipse an event in which the shadow of one celestial body falls on another.
satellite a natural or artificial body that revolves around a planet
season a division of the year that is characterized by recurring weather conditions, and determined by both Earth's tilt relative to the sun and Earth's position in its orbit around the sun
lunar eclipse when the moon is completely blocked from the sun by earths shadow.
solar eclipse when the moon is casting a shadow on earth
Created by: KallyEvans