Presentation on theme: "Not the Shadow of the Earth!!!"— Presentation transcript:
1Not the Shadow of the Earth!!! Phases of the MoonNot the Shadow of the Earth!!!
2Shadow of the EarthThe Earth’s shadow hits the moon only during a lunar eclipse
3Shadow of the EarthThe Earth’s shadow hits the moon only during a lunar eclipseEarth’s Shadow!!!
4The Real AnswerThe 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.
5People have been trying to figure this out ever since they admitted the sun was in the center of the Solar System
24This is the part where we do the DANCE I need some volunteers!!! (3)
25DisclaimerAloha 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