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8 Phases of the Moon

8 phases of the moon, .Each Lunar month .......... What causes the moon phases? How lunar eclipse occurs The moon appears in various phases, starts by the New Moon Phase, the Waxing Crescent going through the Full Moon and ends by the Waning Lunar Eclipse starts when moon enters Earth's shadow. Sun rays + Crescent. During moon rotation One half of the moon surface is always illuminated by the Sun rays as it faces the Sun and the other is always dark. However, people on Earth see the illuminated half from different viewing geometries depending on the moon;s angle to the earth during its rotation, which generates the Moon phases. around the Earth at a Moon specific time passes through Earth's shadow Sun rays. Moon moves away from Earth's shadow, Lunar Eclipse ending starts. Difference between Lunar eclipse Steps of a Lunar Eclipse .. and moon phases It takes the moon a full Lunar month to show represents the starting of the partial eclipse its various phases during his rotation around Earth. On the other hand, the lunar eclipse phenomenon shows the same shapes of the phases, but within a short period of time 3:45 7:18 passing through the total Eclipse to the end of the eclipse. Today the whole Eclipse 5:32 PM PM PM Partial Lunar Eclipse Deeper access to the moon in the Lunar period lasts about three hours and thirty-two minutes. starts when moon Eclipse ends enters Earth's shadow. Earth's shadow (Total Eclipse) Solar system (Earth & Moon Relationship) The Bigger Moon Reprsents the phase of the moon as the observer on Earth view it. The Smaller Moon orbir Moon's Reprsents the moon's position on its orbit (showing the always illuminated half. 3 First Quarter The first quarter called a "half Earth's orbit ardund Sun Waxing Crescent 4 Waxing Gibbous In the solar system the eight planets orbit around the sun and the time each planet takes to complete cycle around the sun represents one year for this planet. Some planets have moons orbiting the planet itself while the planet orbits the sun. The earth has one moon rotates around and takes abount one month (lunar month) to moon", happen when the moon is at a 90 degree angle with respect to the earth and sun. So we are secing exactly The moon moves around the Earth, to be at a 45 degree angle with respect to the earth and sun, chang- ing its previous alignment position. So we see a small part of the illumi nated half. After the first quarter, the sunlit portion is still increasing, but now it is more than half, so it is waxing gibbous. half of the moon illumi- nated and half in complete full cycle around. While the Earth takes one year (12 months) to complete one cycle around the sun. So, ones the Earth completes one cycle around the sun, the moon revolves 1 New Moon shadow. The new moon occurs when the moon is positioned between the earth and sun. The around the earth 12 times. Degree angle three objects are in approximate Sun, moon & Earth alignment line Degree angle alignment. The entire illuminated 5 Full Moon portion of the moon is on the back side of the moon, the half that we Here a At a full moon, the total eclipse could only carth, moon, and sun cannot see. are in approximate alignment, just as the new moon, but the moon is on the opposite side of the earth, so the entire occurs. sunlit part of the moon is facing us. The shadowed portion is entirely hidden from view. 6 Waning Gibbous 8 Waning Crescent After the full moon Following the third (maximum illumina tion), the light continu- ally decreases. So the waning gibbous phase 7 Third Quarter quarter the moon at a -45 degree angle with respect to the earth and sun. Waning Crescent, which wanes until the Called a "half moon" same as the the First occurs next light is completely gone, so a new moon Quarter phase, happen when the moon is at a starts again. 90 degree angle with respect to the earth and sun. Graphics Editor & Design : HeshamGalal.com Copy Editor : Mohamed Masry Sources: Moonconnection, Space.com aFound

8 Phases of the Moon

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Moon phases and lunar eclipse. 8 phases of the moon each lunar month.

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