How does the moon change its shape?

Answer

The revolution of the moon around the earth makes it appear as if it is changing its shape in the sky. From earth, we see the moon growing from a thin crescent to a full moon then contract back to a thin crescent again prior to vanishing for a few days.
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As it spins on its axis, different parts of it move into the sun's light and others move out of it. The shape we see depends on which parts are shadowed and which aren't.
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1 Additional Answer
The moon keeps changing its shape because the position of the moon and the sun's reflection on it keeps changing. The moon orbits around the earth every 29 and a half days and during this revolution we see the light reflected from the sun at different angles and in different shapes. This is what forms the phases of the moon.
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