The Moons Importance

Kalen Davis
6th hour

The moon, it's phases, eclipses, and tides.

The Moons Role

The moon is very important for many reasons. First, the moon has 8 phases. Second, there are tides. Last, the moon has eclipses. All of these have very different effects on Earth, and in my Tackk, I'll tell you the ways they affect Earth. We'll start with the moons phases first.

Phases of the Moon

The phases of the moon are important for many reasons. First, the phases of the moon help judge the time. You can judge what day/time it is by the moon phase. The moon phases include new moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, third quarter, and waning crescent. Another important thing about moon phases is when someone who is working late walks home, they could use a moon phase to find their way home. Lastly, sailors and navigators would use the moon to get to their destination. Now, we are going to be talking about tides.

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Tides

Tides are when the sun and moon's gravity is pulling on Earth's water at the same time. There are two types of tides, neap and spring. Neap is when the moon and sun are pulling on the water at a ninety degree angle. Spring is when the sun and moon pull on Earth's water at a 180 degree angle. Tides are important because sailors need to know when the high and low tides are going to happen so that they know when to go fishing and when to return so that they're not stuck floating or stuck in the mud. Lastly, we're going to discuss eclipses.

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Eclipses

Finally, eclipses are the last important thing to deal with the moon I'm going to talk about on this slide. An eclipse happens when the moon passes into Earth's shadow. This is called a lunar eclipse, and we humans can only see it during the night. Another eclipse can happen when the moon passes in front of the sun. This is called a solar else, and it can only happen during the day. The reason being that when the moon passes in front of the sun, the Earth becomes dark, as the absence of light makes it. Eclipses effect Earth severely, because if a man/woman is walking in the day, and a solar eclipse happens, then the person could become lost or hurt, by falling from absence of sight.

Conclusion

To conclude, the moon is important for many reasons. First, the moon has phases. These phases have helped tell time for billions of years. Secondly, the moon causes tides. Tides have shown sailors when and when not to fish, finding he most opportune times to leave and return before they were stuck on the sea. Finally, the moon helps cause eclipses. Eclipses have been admired for years as a rare spectacle of spectacular beauty, and many people love to watch them. The moon has always been a key element in Earth's life. At least until we realized we revolved around the sun............ ;)

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