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D - Science - Unit 5

Moon Phases

QuestionAnswer
Why does it look like the moon is changing shape during the month? it looks different because of the different positions of the moon, and earth as the sun's light is reflected off of the moon
What phase occurs between a first quarter moon and a full moon when more than half of the lit portion of the moon is visible? waxing gibbous
What phase occurs between a third quarter moon and a new moon when less than half of the lit portion of the moon is visible? waning crescent
What causes the phases of the moon? the different angles from which we see the lighted part of the moon's surface
How often does the moon pass through the four major shapes during a cycle? every 29.5 days
What are the 4 major shapes that the moon passes through during a cycle? now moon, first quarter, third quarter & full moon
What causes the phases of the moon, eclipses and tides? the changing positions of the moon, sun and earth
What revolves around the sun? the earth
What revolves around earth? the moon
During which moon phases do spring tides occur? new moon and full moon phases
During which moon phases do neap tides occur? first quarter and third quarter phases
During which moon phase are the sun, earth, and moon almost in a straight line, with the Moon in the middle? new moon
During which moon phase are the sun, earth, and moon almost in a straight line, with the Earth in the middle? full moon
What is the phase of the moon during a solar eclipse? can only occur at a new moon
What is the phase of the moon during a lunar eclipse? can occur only the night of a full moon
Why can we even see the moon? the sun's light reflects off of the moon
During the new moon phase, how do the sun, earth and moon have to line up for a spring tide to occur? sun, moon, earth - along a straight line
During the full moon phase, how do the sun, earth and moon have to line up for a spring tide to occur? sun, earth, moon - along a straight line
Created by: lprinke