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Phases of the Moon

As the Moon orbits the Earth, the half of the Moon facing the Sun is in sunlight, and the half facing away is in shadow. However, as the Moon orbits Earth, the visible part of the Moon seems to change shape. These shapes are the phases of the moon.
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Full Moon
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Waning Gibbous
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Last Quarter
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Waning Crescent
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New Moon
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Waxing Crescent
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First Quarter
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Waxing Gibbous
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