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Moon Cycles (EPISD 8th grade)

Month About how long it takes for the moon to revolve around the earth
New moon Phase of moon when it looks dark
First quarter When the moon is half full and is waxing
Full moon When the moon looks all white
Third quarter When the moon is waning and it is half white
Crescent When the moon is smaller than one half
Gibbous When the moon is larger than one half
Waxing When the moon is getting brighter
Waning When the moon is getting dimmer
Sun The light source for the moon
Rock What the moon is made of
Tides The moon’s gravitational pull affects these daily
Lunar eclipse When the earth’s shadow falls on the moon
Solar eclipse When the moon blocks the sun from sight
Neap Tides that are low (during 1st and 3rd quarter)
Spring Tides that are high (during new and full moons)
Created by: sLnelson