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science, tides and moon phases
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happens when the sun and moon form a right angle., a tide with the least difference between high and low tide that occurs when the sun and moon pull at right angles to each other
happen twice a month at the new moon and full moon., a high or low tide that occurs when the sun, Earth, and the moon are all lined up so that the tides due to the sun and moon coincide, making the high tides higher than average and the low tides lower than average
happens when the gravity pulls more harder therefore forming a bulge of water, a bulge on one body created by the gravitational attraction on it by another.
when you can't see the moon at all., 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
when all of the moon is lit up, so you can see it all., phase that occurs when all of the Moon's surface facing Earth reflects light
when you can see a small part of the moon and appears after the new moon., The Moon appears to be partely but lesss taht one-half illuminated by direct sunlight. The fraction of the Moon's disk that is illuminated is increasing.
waxing half (first quarter)
when half of the moon is lit up and the other half is dark.
when 3/4 of the moon is lit up., a phase of the moon that comes after a 1st quarter moon and before a full moon where almost all of the moon is lit up from the right to the left, except a small bit on the left.
when 1/4 of the moon is dark., a phase of the moon that comes after a full moon and before a last quarter moon where all of the moon is lit up except for a small bit on the right side of the moon that we can see.
waning half (third quarter)
when half of the moon is dark.
when only, 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
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