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8.2 Phases of the Moon

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Astronomy:
the study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space.
Lunar:
relating to the moon
Solar:
relating to the sun
Waxing:
(of the moon) pertaining to the period during which the visible surface of the moon increases
Waning:
(of the moon) pertaining to the period during which the visible surface of the moon decreases
Moon:
the changing appearance of the Moon as seen from Earth
Rotate:
to spin on an axis
Revolve:
to move around another object
Crescent Moon:
a small slice of the lighted side of the moon is facing Earth
Gibbous Moon:
shape of the moon that is greater than a quarter moon, but not full.
New Moon:
the moon is between Earth and the sun, no illumination
Full Moon:
All of the Moon's side is illuminated. The Earth is between the Moon and Sun.