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Moon Phases

Waxing To grow, increase in size, enlarge. Light on the right side.
Waning To get smaller, decrease in size, shrink. Light on the left side.
New Moon When the moon is completely dark because the Moon is between the Earth and the Sun. 1st phase
Full Moon When the moon is completely bright because the Earth is between the Sun and Moon.
Crescent A thin curved shape that’s thicker in the middle and tapers to thin points at each end. Less that 50% full
Gibbous When the moon is more than half way full, but less than 100% full.
Quarter Moon Occurs when half (1/2) of the moon is lit up.
Space View What the moon looks like if we were floating above Earth and looking down.
Earth View What the moon looks like to us on Earth. 8 different phases.
Illuminate To brighten with light; to make luminous.
Cycle a course or series of events that recur regularly and usually lead back to the starting point.
Counterclockwise in a direction opposite to that in which the hands of a clock rotate.
Rotation The spin of an object on its axis. Causes day and night.
Revolution The orbit or movement of one object around another. Causes Seasons.
Axis An imaginary line through the middle of an object.
Hemisphere One half of a sphere, such as one half of the Earth.
Moon Earth's only natural satellite
Craters depressions that formed when objects crashed into the moon
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