Presentation on theme: "Phases of the Moon Not the Shadow of the Earth!!!."— Presentation transcript:
Phases of the Moon Not the Shadow of the Earth!!!
The Earths shadow hits the moon only during a lunar eclipse Shadow of the Earth
The Earths shadow hits the moon only during a lunar eclipse Earths Shadow!!!
The Real Answer The phases of the moon are caused by the relative position of the Earth – Moon – and Sun. The lit section is caused by sunlight reflecting off the moons surface. –Except for a Lunar Eclipse, 50% of the moons surface is always in daylight! The dark section is the night side of the moon. A lunar day lasts 2 weeks – and a lunar night, 2 weeks.
People have been trying to figure this out ever since they admitted the sun was in the center of the Solar System
When viewed from away, the moon also rotates Once a Month (or was that once a Moonth)
New Moon - again
Imbrium and Plato
This is the part where we do the DANCE I need some volunteers!!! (3)
Disclaimer Aloha I put together these power points for use in my science classes. You may use them in your classes. Some images are public domain, some are used under the fair-use provisions of the copyright law, some are mine. Copyright is retained by the owners! Ted Brattstrom