2Motions of the Moon Rotation: Rotates on its axis Revolution: Revolves around the earth every 27.3 daysThe moon rotates and revolves at the same rate.That means, the same side is always facing the earth.
3Phases of the Moon The moon shines by reflecting light from the sun. The moon is like a mirror. It reflects the light from the sun onto earth at night
4Phases of the MoonWhen that light is not able to reach the moon, it becomes dark which we call the phases.There are 8 phases.Each phase depends on how much light you can see.
14Waxing Crescent MoonThe right side of the Moon appears lighted and the left ¾ side of the Moon appears dark.
15First Quarter Moon Waxing quarter moon The right half of the Moon appears lighted and the left side of the Moon appears dark.
16Waxing Gibbous MoonThe right ¾ of the Moon appears lighted and the left ¼ side of the Moon appears dark.
17Full Moon The lighted side of the Moon faces the Earth. This means that the Earth, Sun, and Moon are nearly in a straight line.Earth in the middle. The Moon that we see is very bright from the sunlight reflecting off it.
23Blue Moon – Don’t Write Down! Blue Moon: When two full moons occure in a single month, the second full moon is called a “Blue Moon”. Another definition of the blue moon is the third full moon that occurs in a season of the year which has four full moons (usually each season has only three full moons).