The Moon's Importance

Cole Whitley
8th hour

The Moon's Role

The moon is the cause of many things. The moon causes the phases. The moon causes the eclipses. The moon also causes the tides on Earth. This shall be explained more thoroughly.

The moon has eight phases. The phases are new moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, third quarter, and waning crescent. The moons phases are caused by different factors. Those factors are the moons revolution around Earth, the sunlight reflecting off the moon, and Earths rotation and revolution. All this causes the moon's phases.

The Earth has two types of tides. The Earth has spring tides and neap tides. Both are caused by the moon's gravitational force. If the moon is at a new or full moon, then there are spring tides. If the moon is at a first or third quarter, then there are neap tides. The moon causes these tides.

The moon also causes eclipses. There are two main eclipses the moon cause, which are called solar and lunar eclipses. A solar eclipse is caused by the moon blocking the sun's light, which from Earth renders us not able to see the sun. A lunar eclipse is caused by the Earth blocking the sun's light, which from Earth, makes the moon look red. This is how the moon causes eclipses.

Without the moon, many things would not be possible. There would be no more tides on Earth without the moon. There would be no eclipses for the moon to cause. It would be hard to see at night without the moon. Some people also would not be able to tell time without the moon. There would be hardly any possibilities without the moon.

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