Group C Phases Of The Moon
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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.

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 is the phase of the moon?

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

What are the different phases of the Moon called?

The phases of the moon work in a cycle starting with the new moon.

Did you know?
Countries near the equator see the crescent moon shaped like a smile?

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