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What are the different phase of the Moon


called?

New Moon


Waxing Cresent


First Quarter


Waxing Gibbous


Full Moon


Waning Gibbous


Last Quarter


Waning Cresent



When does the Moon's apparent diameter


increase?

As its distance from the Earth decreases.

What does the word eclipse mean?

To shadow

What happens during a lunar eclipse?

A shadow made by the earth falls across the surface of the full moon, blocking its light.

What happens during a solar eclipse?

The moon moves between the earth and the sun. It blocks the sun out during the day.




It leaves only a corona of light showing.

What affect the tides on the earth?

The gravitational pull of the moon and the sun.

Which affects the tides more on earth and why?

The moon because it is closer.

What are spring tides?

They occur during full and new moon phases.





What happens during spring tides?

High tides are higher and low tides are lower.

What are Neap tides and when do they happen?

Neap tides happen during the first quarter and the third quarter moons.