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…
In Graph JM2-17, the cosine curve for both is very similar. Both months/graphs start out at a very minimal percent illumination of the moon, reaching peak illumination around the 12th and 13th day of the months. They also both reach the point of no illumination on the exact same day of the month, the 28th. These patterns follow that of the lunar month. The differences are that the month of March takes about one day longer to reach 100% than that of January, which is still in line with the…
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…
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…
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…
find their way? By using the Sun, Moon, and stars, early civilizations have paved the way to these modern devices used daily in today’s society. The effective use of astronomy enables the calculation of which day it is, the time of day, and how one can navigate from place to place.
The observations of ancient astronomers over 5000 years ago led to the tracking of celestial bodies that have aided in the creation of both the lunar and solar calendars. Many early cultures used the moon to trace…
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…
Phases of the Moon
In this report, I will be explain how and why the appearance of the Moon changes over time. With some knowledge about phases of the Moon, I was able to learn a lot of valuable information through observations, group discussions, collecting data, and recording my findings. My report will answer the question “How and why does the appearance of the Moon change over time?”
Methods of Collecting Data
Throughout my observations, I was required to collect my data,…
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…