Moon Phases Explained (with Oreos)

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The Moon Phases explained in a friendly visual, with the help of Oreo Cookies! by www.opticscentral.com.au - Australia's Telescopes and Binoculars Super Store.
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Moon Phases Explained (with Oreo Cookies) There are 8 key stages in a moon phase cycle. First Quarter Did you know that a complete moon phase cycle is exactly 29.5 days Waxing Gibbous Waxing Crescent Full Moon New Moon Waning Gibbous Waning Crescent Full Moon/New Moon:The Earth, Moon and Sun are in approximate alignment. (The New Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth, so the highlighted portion is entirely hidden from view.) Third Quarter Waxing: Growing Waning: Shrinking Gibbous: More than half is illuminated Crescent: Less than half is illuminated If the Sun comes in from one direction, why am i seeing all these different shapes? As the Moon orbits around Earth we see the bright sections of the moon at different angles. Moon phases depend on the Moon's relative positive to the Sun and Earth. Shadowed side Moon The Sun Earth Now you may eat the rest of your Oreo Cookies! Brought to you by Optics Central Australia's Optics Superstore www.opticscentral.com.au