If the moon is full today, what phase do you expect it to be at in a week? _____________
How about one month later? _____________
Many words in astronomy also non-astronomical uses as well. Using your
knowledge of how the terms on the left are used in astronomy match them with the nonastronomical
uses on the right.
waning convex, rounded -- also hunch-backed, having a hump
gibbous to increase in size, quantity, volume, intensity, etc.
waxing decrease in magnitude, importance, brilliancy, intensity, etc.
NAAP – Lunar Phase Simulator 2/11
The following sketches of the moon's appearance were made over about four
weeks. Identify the phases and put them in the correct numerical order. One is labeled
Picture Order Phase Picture Order Phase
B 1 waning gibbous E
Page 2 – Introduction to Moon Phases
From the perspective of an observer above the North Pole, the moon moves
clockwise / counter-clockwise (circle) in its orbit around the earth.
In the diagram below the sun's light is coming in from the right. The…
The moon can be most easily viewed at night, but even sometimes during the day too. The moon rotates once on its axis each time it orbits earth. The moon appearance changes from earth, these changes are called lunar phases. There are 8 lunar phases, it starts with new moon that waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, third quarter, and waning crescent. Those are the 8 lunar phases and they all happen at least once in every month. An eclipse is an event when one…
the location of the moon in the sky of the horizon diagram at bottom. Use direction words (like north, west, etc.) and estimate its altitude in degrees.
Page 6 – The Witness and the Detective
If we know the moon's position in the sky and its phase, we can estimate the ____________. In general, knowing any two of the following three things allows us…
Professor Ms. Macdonald
26 October 1015
The effect of moon phases on human behavior.
The term “Lunar effect” refers to the connection between the moon phases and human behavior. The recorded statistics were recorded in correlation with the phases of the moon. Mainly focusing on abnormal behavior during the full moon.
Violence during the full or close to the full moon.
11,613 cases of aggravated assault in a five year period happened more often around the time of…
The moon phases are caused by the sun illuminating or lighting up one side of the moon. The sun is always illuminating one-half of the moon, depending on what place you are on Earth. That also affects what moon phase you see in The Lunar Cycle. The Lunar Cycle start with the New moon and then goes along to Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, then the Full moon. The cycle still continues on for Waning Gibbous Waning Crescent till it comes back to a New moon. This cycle continues about every 29 days…
Using lunar calendars and the common knowledge that the moon’s phases are a direct result of the moon’s position in its orbit around Earth, the phase of the moon at any point in time can be predicted with high reliability. The average person could predict that in a year the moon will be full, as opposed to the New Moon being experienced…
Call to Your Tribe
For most of my life I have always felt a little out of place, like I am walking around in a humans body, but that’s not who I really am.I am often the guardian of the lost and protector of the week. While this road I am on is not the always the easiest,I understand now that this is the contract I took on when I came to this life. As much as I have tried to fight it, it’s who I am. This road that I have chosen is one that can be quit lonely and this is the part I have…
To make connections between the audience and its circumstance, Herblock portrays an oversized man on the Moon, which is in its waxing crescent phase. The oversized man who is overly-focused to a television on the Moon is an implication of the current situation of the society in 1969: men were more privileged than women; in addition, the waxing crescent phase of the Moon, which is the phase that precedes a new moon, implies that a new beginning for the society is inevitably approaching. To make a…
typical play from Shakespeare often holds love and romance as a central theme, which applies to A Midsummer Night’s Dream. On the surface, A Midsummer Night’s Dream portrays itself as a romantic comedy combined with mystical works and lover’s desires, all of which is played under the moonlight. However, a deeper exploration into the work reveals an acute symbolism through the Moon that manages to unify the play as a whole. A common symbol of fertility, the Moon shows up repeatedly, but its…
The beach is different for everyone, different memories and feelings. My favorite memory is of the sun being replaces by the moon. This moment gave me a sense of calm in the storm that is my life. My mom was different, she loved to watch the sky erupt with warm colors as far as the eye can see. She loved life and everything beautiful so she cherished every morning she woke up. My dad and sister were the perfect median between my mom and me. They liked noon as it was when the place was erupted…