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The Moon

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moon phases the different forms that the Moon takes in its appearance from Earth
new moon occurs when the Moon is between the Earth and the Sun. The Moon is in the sky but cannot be seen
waxing the more illuminated half of the Moon can be seen at night
full moon occurs when all of the Moon's surface facing Earth reflects light
waning you see less of the Moon's illuminated half can be seen at night
solar eclipse occurs when the Moon moves directly between the Sun and Earth and casts its shadow over part of Earth
umbra the darkest portion of the Moon's shadow
penumbra the lighter portion of the Moon's shadow
lunar eclipse when Earth's shadow falls on the Moon
maria dark, flat regions on the Moon
Created by: mdonovan119