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 What causes the moon phases?

Answer Even though it's the second brightest object in the sky, the moon emits no light of its own. It shines by reflecting sunlight. As the moon circles the Earth, the amount of the reflected sunlight we... Read More »
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In Science, How Do the Moon's Phases Depend on the Relative Position of the Sun, Moon & Earth?

The ancient peoples of the Earth defined their calendars by the phases of the moon. Although the Earth's cycle about the sun is more important for determining the seasons for planting and harvestin... Read More »
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Why do we see phases of the moon?

When viewed from Earth, the moon goes through a cycle of dark to light and back to dark with intermediate stages of partial light and darkness on its surface. These changes in illumination are the ... Read More »
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How often does the moon go through a whole set of phases?

According to the NASA Ames Research Center, the moon completes its cycle every 29.5 days. The eight phases of the lunar cycle are the waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, wani... Read More »
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Why do we see different phases of the moon?

The moon is the sun's mirror, reflecting its light. As the moon travels around its orbit, the shadow from the earth falls on its surface. The shadow blocks some of the light and the result is what ... Read More »
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