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Moon Phases

Quiz by Alexander Shannon

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  • Q1
    the different shapes of the moon that we see in the night's sky
    moon phases
  • Q2
    the time it takes for the moon to make one full revolution around the Earth- 29.5 days
    lunar cycle
  • Q3
    when the lit portion of the moon we see gets larger
    waxing phase
  • Q4
    when the lit portion of the moon se see gets smaller
    waning phase
  • Q5
    happens when the moon is located between Earth and the sun- we can not seen the moon at this time- this moon begins the lunar cycle
    new moon
  • Q6
    phase that occurs after the new moon phase, this crescent shape that appears to get bigger from day to day
    waxing crescent
  • Q7
    occurs after the waxing crescent phase, when half the bright side of the moon is visible from Earth
    first-quarter moon
  • Q8
    occurs after the first-quarter phase, when more MORE than half of the moon's lit side faces Earth
    waxing gibbous
  • Q9
    occurs when the moon has moved halfway around it orbit and the entire lit side of the moon faces Earth
    full moon
  • Q10
    occurs after the full moon phase, when you see less of the lit half of the moon as time passes
    waning gibbous
  • Q11
    occurs after the waning gibbous phase, when half the lit side of the moon is facing away- moon has completed 3/4 of a revolution around Earth
    third-quarter moon
  • Q12
    occurs after the third-quarter phase of the moon, when you see even less of the lit side of the moon
    waning crescent
  • Q13
    occurs when one object in space casts a shadow on another object in space
  • Q14
    occurs when the moon comes between the Earth and the Sun- the moon blocks the sun's light from reaching parts of the Earth- Moon casts a shadow on the Earth- can only happen during a new moon phase
    solar eclipse
  • Q15
    occurs when the Earth comes between the sun and the moon, and the Earth casts a shadow on the moon - can only occur when the moon, Earth, and Sun are lined up in a row. - Can only happen during a full moon phase
    lunar eclipse

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