Astronomy

phases of the moon, Seasons, Tides and Eclipses

Phases of the Moon

1) New Moon; When you can't see the moon at all.

2) Waxing Crescent; When you see less than half of the moon.

3) 1st Quarter; When you see half the moon.

4) Waxing Gibbous; When you see more than half of the moon.

5) Full Moon; When you see the whole moon.

6) Waning Gibbous; When you see more than half of the moon.

7) 3rd Quarter; When you see half of the moon.

8) Waning Crescent; When you see less than half of the moon.

*WAXING, MORE THAN

*WANING, LESS THAN

Seasons

Ever wounder why we have Seasons? Well, Earth is tilted and always rotating around the Sun. Since the Earth is tilted, we get more closer to the sun, and more farther from the sun. So lets say we are in the month of June, its summer because the weather got warmer , and we are facing the sun, so we are closer to the sun.

Tides and Eclipses

Their are two types of tides.

1) Spring Tides - When the Earth, Full Moon, and Sun are lined up horizontal.

2) Neap Tides - When 1st Quarter, Earth, and 3rd Quarter are lined up.

Eclipses

1) Solar Eclips; When the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth.

2) Lunar Eclips; When the Earth passes between the Moon and the Sun.