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                     Katherine Cartright
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The moons role

The moon is crucial for our survival without phases, tides, and eclipses alot of things would be different. Phases are the different shapes of the moon you see from earth. They are caused by the motion of the moon around earth. Tides are the rise and fall of ocean water that occurs every 12.5 hours or so. When an object in space comes between the suns and a third object, it casts a shadow on that object, it causes an eclipse.

Phases

There are 8 moon phases. We have phases because of the light reflected off the moon. They are important because they give us light in the night. we have phases because the moon revolves around the earth. The sunlight hits the moon differently causing moon phases.

Tides

tides are the rise and fall of ocean water. There are two different types of tides, low and high tides. We have tides because the force of gravity from the moon pulls it towards it. At anytime on earth there are always two high tides and two low tides. As earth rotates one side of the earth has a high tide along with the other side. And one side of the earth has low tide along with the other side.

Eclipses

an eclipse is when an object in space comes between the sun and third object, it casts a shadow on that object. There are two types of eclipses, the solar and lunar eclipse. During a solar eclipse, there are two shadows, the umbra and the penumbra shadow. During a solar eclipse the moon casts a shadow onto the earth. During a lunar eclipse the sun casts a shadow onto the moon.

Conclusion: why the moon's important.

the moon gives us tides, phases and eclipses. Without the moon there would be no waves to surf on, the water would be still. There would be no light at night, especially in other country around the world. The moon is important because it gives us light, tides. Explorers especially use the moon because it gives them light so they can see. That's why the moon is so important.

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