Different Phases of the Moon

why does the moon have different phases

The moon never changes its shape

Have you ever wondered about why the moon has different phases? I selected this topic because I have interested in this topic for a long time. There are many reasons the moon has phase. The angle of the earth and the sun is what causes the moons phases. In addition when the moon is a full moon the sun is almost lined up with the sun causing it to fully light up. From space astronauts have seen the moon never changes. It looks like a big round ball. Amazingly one important thing to notice is that one half of the moon is illumed by the sun. To sum it up these are reasons why the moon has different phases.


Our Solar System Exploring Diffrent Worlds by:Glen Phelan


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