why does the moon appear to shine?
because it reflects sunlight
About how long is a lunar month?
The different shapes the moon appears to take are called?
How far is the moon from the earth?
What are the "seas" on the moon's surface?
dry sunken plains
What is the moon mostly made out of?
When did humans first land on the moon?
Why can't you hear anything on the moon?
There's no atmoshpere on the moon for sound waves to travel through.
Why would you weigh if you weighed yourself on the moon?
one-sixth what you weigh on earth.
which of these are caused by the moon's gravitational pull?
earth's ocean tides.
what is a solar eclipse?
when the moon moves between the earth and the sun.
what is a lunar eclipse?
When the moon passes throught the Earth's shadow.
What happens during a total solar eclipse?
It's dark for a few minutes during the daytime.
Which is not a name for the indirect shadow created by a perfect eclipse?
Which is more common for any one area, a partial eclipse or a total eclipse?
A partial eclipse.
How can you safely view a solar eclipse?
With a pin hole viewer (or special eclipse goggles)
What parts of the sun can be seen during a total solar eclipse?
When a solar eclipse happens, who can see it?
Anyone who is in the moon's shadow.
Which is more rare, a lunar or solar eclipse?
a solar eclipse
What is the main reason you should never look directly at a solar eclipse?
It can cause blindness.
What causes moon phases, eclipses and tides?
The position of the moon, sun and earth.
How does the moon move?
The moon rotates and revolves.
How long does it take the moon to revolve around the earth?
27.3 earth days.
How long does it take the moon to rotate?
27.3 earth days.
Why do we always see the same side of the moon?
the moon rotates and revolves at the same speed.
Where does the moon get its light?
what is a phase?
different shapes of the moon we see.
What causes the moon's phases?
The phase of the moon you see depends on how much of the sunlight side faces earth.
How long does it take for one complete cycle of the moon phase?From new moon to new moon?
29.5 earth days.
what causes an eclipse?
An eclipse occurs when an object in space comes between the sun and a third object and casts a shadow on that object.
Why don't we have eclipses every month?
the moon's orbit is tilted to 5degree.
What is a solar eclipse?
A solar eclipse is a new moon when it happens.
During which moon phase would a solar eclipse occur?
a new moon.