Astronomy

By: Jon Hemrick

How Many Phases of The Moon Are There?

There are 8 phases of the moon. I will name the names of the moon, there is the new moon, waxing crescent, 1st quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, 3rd quarter, waning crescent.

Tides

The tides are spring tides and neap tides. Spring tides is a tide just after a new or full moon, when there is the greatest difference between high and low water. Neap tides is a tide just after the first or third quarters of the moon when there is the least difference between high and low water.

Eclipses

An eclipse is an obscuring of the light from one celestial body by the passage of another between it and the observer or between it and its source of illumination. There are two types of eclipses. The eclipses are a solar and lunar eclipses. A solar eclipse is when the moon, sun, and earth are In a line but for a solar eclipse they have to be in a pattern which is the sun is in front then the moon and then the earth. A solar eclipse is when the sun is in front then the earth and then the moon. The umbra is a completely blocked light source.

Seasons

There are 4 seasons. Those seasons would be spring, summer, winter and fall. Those seasons are caused by the earths rotation on the axis. The earth circles the sun completely in 1 hour. It takes 1 year for the earth to spin on its axis completely. The moon mainly controls everything. It controls tides eclipses and the phases of the moon.