Group A Phases Of The Moon

Phases Of The Moon

What is the phase of the moon?
The changing shape of the bright part of the Moon that we see is called its phase.

What causes the different phases of the Moon?
The phases of the Moon depend on its position in relation to the Sun and Earth. As the Moon makes its way around the Earth, we see the bright parts of the Moon's surface at different angles. These are called "phases" of the Moon.

What are the different phases of the Moon called?
The phases of the moon work in a cycle starting with the new moon.

What causes part of the Moon to be lit up?
The moon is illuminated because it reflects the light from the sun. The part of the moon facing the sun is lit up. The part facing away from the sun is in darkness

Why don't the phases of the moon occur on the same day each month?
The phases of the moon do not happen on the same day each month because the moons orbit around the Earth does not take exactly one month.The cycle of the phases from new moon to new moon, takes 29 1/2 days, because of this moon phases can happen anywhere during the months

** The phases of the moon**

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