The Moon's Importance

Rebecca Anderson
8th hour

The Moon's Role

Phases are different shapes of the moon you see from Earth. There are 8 different faces! An eclipse is when an object in space comes between the sun and a third object. It casts a shadow on that object which causes the eclipse to happen. Tides are the rise rand fall of the ocean water that occurs about every 12.5 hours. The water rises for about 6 hours and then falls for about 6 hours.

There are 8 different moon phases. These 8 phases include; new moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, third quarter, and waning crescent. These phases occur because the moon revolves around Earth. This affects us on earth because if its a full moon there will be more light on earth. If it was a crescent or something of that sort then there would be less light on earth!

There are two kinds of tides. There is the neap tide and the spring tide. A spring tide occurs when the Earth, Sun, and Moon all line up and gravity pulls it. A neap tide is when they 3 objects form a 90° angle or when the moon is above or below Earth. Tides occur because gravity from the moon and sun pulls on earth. This affects us on Earth because some peoples careers such as fisherman and sailor are required to go out in large bodies of water on a daily basis so tides are a very important thing for them to know.

The 2 main eclipses are the solar and the lunar eclipse. There are many others as well though. These eclipses include; total solar, partial solar, annular solar, total lunar, partial lunar, and penumbral lunar. Eclipses occur when an object in space comes between the sun and a third object, it casts a shadow on that object, and that's what creates it! Solar eclipses only occur during a new moon. Lunar eclipses only occur during a full moon. This affects us here on here because not only does it give us a beautiful site to see but it's an important fact for a weather reporter to share to their viewers.

The moon is very important to people on earth. Without it we wouldn't have any darkness. Having no darkness could be very unhealthy and hard to take care of any living things. If we didn't have a moon, we wouldn't have tides either! Without tides there wouldn't be much movement in the water and it would stay the same level all the time. This is why the moon is so important in out everyday lives on Earth.

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