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The different shapes of the lit portion of the Moon that can be seen from Earth are known as phases of the Moon. Each phase repeats itself every 29.5 days. The same half of the Moon always faces the Earth, so the phases will always occur over the same half of the Moon's surface. A phase is an angle of the moon to the  ...


Learning the phases of the Moon is fun and easy in this beautiful picture book that mixes astronomy and poetry.


Faces of the Moon [Bob Crelin, Leslie Evans] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Why does the Moon seem to change shape from night to night? In this unique book, innovative die-cuts and playful poetry introduce the names and shapes of the lunar phases to explain the role light and shadow play in this ...


Finally, please realize this diagram is only meant to demonstrate how the phases work; the small inner moons in the diagram do not show the fact that the same side of the moon always faces Earth. So the basic explanation is that the lunar phases are created by changing angles (relative positions) of the earth, the moon  ...

Apr 22, 2012 ... One of my better songs. I made it about four months ago.


We only see the Moon because sunlight reflects back to us from its surface. During the course of a month, the Moon circles once around the Earth. If we could magically look down on our solar system, we would see that the half of the Moon facing the Sun is always lit. But the lit side does not always face the Earth! As the  ...


November 2017 Moon Phase Calendar - Get Detailed moon phase information by clicking on each day of the calendar.


Aug 10, 2017 ... Second, although the Moon's near side directly faces the Earth on average, we get to view the Moon from slightly different angles as it orbits us. This effect, called libration, is caused partly by the tilt of the Moon's rotation axis with respect to its orbital plane and partly by the fact that the Moon's speed in its ...


Jul 6, 2016 ... The lunar crescent grows until first-quarter Moon. As the sunlit portion of the Moon continues to increase to more than half of the Moon's face, the Moon turns waxing gibbous. Then, after the full Moon the sunlit fraction begins to decrease again (though it still takes up more than half the face of the Moon) to ...