Group R Phases Of The Moon
It takes our Moon about 29 and a half days to complete all eight phases. and the visible shape of the moon depends where the sun is on that particular night. The 8 names of all the phases are; New (also called the Dark Moon),Waxing Crescent, First Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, full, waning gibbous, third quarter, waning crescent, new (back to the beginning)The complete lunar cycle (New Moon to New Moon) is also called a "lunation". During this time the moon completely circles the earth. That's the scientific definition, but you can use any phase, for example "full moon cycle" would also be from Full Moon to Full Moon. Aside from the scientific names, the solar eclipse has lots of different names. and depending on what phase the moon is on peoples mood has been known to change, when there is a full moon people tend to be more irritable and do not care as much for other people or their thoughts but when the moon is new people return to their normal selves and care more for others. The sun is a non luminous object so it reflects the light of the the sun onto earth to create the phases. The Moon orbits near the equator of the Earth. In the northern hemisphere, we're standing on the opposite side of the globe from countries in the southern hemisphere i.e. we are "upside down" from each other! We therefore see the Moon from a completely different vantage point from each other.
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