Lunar cycle vocabulary
27 days to complete a full revolution around the Earth
365.25 days to revolve around the earth
the pattern of phases of the moon
(of the moon) pertaining to the period during which the visible surface of the moon increases
(of the moon) pertaining to the period during which the visible surface of the moon decreases
phase of the moon between full and one-half when the lighted area of the moon appears to grow smaller
The Moon appears to be more than one-half but not fully illuminated by direct sunlight. The fraction of the Moon's disk that is illuminated is increasing.
phase of the moon that comes after a last quarter moon and before a new moon where only the left sliver of the moon is visible and has a crescent shape
A phase of the moon coming after a new moon and before a 1st quarter moon that is a lit up crescent on the right
The appearance of the illuminated area of the Moon as seen from Earth.
the time when the moon is fully illuminated
moon phase that occurs when the Moon is between Earth and the Sun, at which point the Moon cannot be seen because its lighted half is facing the Sun and its dark side faces Earth
the regular rise and fall of the ocean's surface influenced by the moon's gravity pulling on earth
A force of attraction between objects that is due to their masses
tides with minimum daily tidal range that occur during the first and third quarters of the moon
tides that have the greastest tidal range due to the alignment of the earth-moon-sun system
when half of the moon is illuminated on the right side.
when half of the moon is illuminated on the left side.
area of the moon never seen from earth because the moon is locked "in-phase" with our rotation