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Phases of the Moon: 4th grade science

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New Moon
The side of the moon facing the Earth is not illuminated. We cannot see the moon
Waxing Crescent
Small sliver of the moon is illuminated on the right side
First Quarter
The right half of the moon is illuminated. In the next phase, the moon will seem even larger
Waxing Gibbous
Most of the moon's surface is illuminated except for a small sliver on the left. It is almost fully illuminated
Full Moon
The entire side of the moon facing the Earth is illuminated. It looks perfectly round
Waning Gibbous
Most of the moon's surface is illuminated except for a small sliver on the right side
Last Quarter
The left half of the moon is illuminated
Wanning Crescent
Only a small sliver of the moon in still illuminated on the left side. It is about to disappear completely