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Moon & Its Phases

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What you will learn from this videoWhat you will learn

  • The moon’s phases are caused by its orbit around the earth.
  • The moon does not make its own light, it only reflects it.
  • The phases of the moon repeat in a cycle about every 28 days.
  • The moon is smaller than the sun but appears the same size because it’s closer.

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Level 1

Draw and label a quarter moon and crescent moon using shading for darkness.

Level 2

Why does the moon appear the same size as the sun?

Level 3

If half of the moon is always lit, why do we see different phases? Explain with a diagram.