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Moon Phase

Vocabulary

QuestionAnswer
When there is no moon in the sky what name is used to describe this moon phase? New Moon
When the moon appears as an illuminated circle in the sky, what phase is the moon in? Full Moon
What is the name of the Moon phase when the moon appears to be partly but less than half illuminated, and the fraction of the Moon's disk that is illuminated is increasing? Waxing Crescent
What is the name of the Moon phase when one-half of the Moon appears to be illuminated by direct sunlight? The fraction of the Moon's disk that is illuminated is increasing. First Quarter
What is the name of the Moon phase when the Moon appears to be more than one-half but not fully illuminated by direct sunlight? The fraction of the Moon's disk that is illuminated is increasing. Waxing Gibbous
What is the name of the Moon phase that appears to be more than one-half but not fully illuminated by direct sunlight? The fraction of the Moon's disk that is illuminated is decreasing. Waning Gibbous
What moon phase appears to be one-half illuminated by direct sunlight? The fraction of the Moon's disk that is illuminated is decreasing. Last Quarter
What Moon phase appears to be partly but less than one-half illuminated by direct sunlight? The fraction of the Moon's disk that is illuminated is decreasing. Waning Crescent
What is the name of the tide that comes in twice a day and covers more of the beach with water? High Tide
What is the name of the tide that goes out twice a day and reveals more of the beach area? Low Tide
What is the name of the force of attraction that planetary bodies exert on one another as a result of their mass centrifugal force? Gravitational Pull
What is the name of a table that shows the months, weeks, and days in at least one specific year. Calendar
What is a scientist called who studies physical and biological aspects of the seas and tides? Oceanographer
Created by: carolbstevens