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Waxing vs. Waning of the Moon. What does “waxing” mean? Waxing means an INCREASE When the moon is waxing, the lighted surface of the moon is increasing.

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1 Waxing vs. Waning of the Moon

2 What does “waxing” mean? Waxing means an INCREASE When the moon is waxing, the lighted surface of the moon is increasing or becoming larger

3 What does “waning” mean? Waning means a DECREASE When the moon is waning, the lighted surface is decreasing or becoming smaller

4 Take a Look!

5 Videos uest.html

6 Moon Song! songs/moon-song/

7 Moon Song The Earth’s Moon orbits all around us It reflects the light from the sun These are the phases of the Moon When the Moon is in between The Earth and the Sun It’s a New Moon phase And it looks like it’s gone When the Earth is in between The Sun and the Moon It’s a Full Moon phase And it looks like a balloon The Moon goes through eight different phases The Moon looks different, but it never really changes It depends on the position of the Earth, Moon and Sun Come on everybody make the lunar cycle fun New Moon, Waxing Crescent, First Quarter, Waxing Gibbous Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter, Waning Crescent


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