The moon's importance
Zeke Sappington
5th hour

The Moon's role

      The moon has phases that we can see during the night. Each rotation takes about 29.5 days. The phases also cause eclipses. Eclipses happen when an object passes through another objects shadow. Solar eclipses happen when the moon blocks out the sun from Earth. A lunar eclipse happens when the Earth blocks out the sun from the Moon. The moon also causes tides in the water on Earth. Tides are known as high tides and low tides but scientifically known as spring tides and neap tides.

        Moon phase are the different shapes of the moon that we see in the night time. Phases are caused by the sun shining on the moon and we can only see part of the moon when that happens so we see the moon in different shapes which we call phases. We see the same part of the moon all the time. This is because the moon the moon rotates at the same speed as it revolves. So phases appear in the sky as different shapes but they have names. The phase names are; new moon, waxing crescent, 1st quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, 3rd quarter, and waning crescent.

    Tides are caused by the moon and the suns gravity pulling the water and tides are formed. When the moon, earth, and sun form a 90 degree angle, there is a heap tide. When the moon, earth, and sun form a 180 degree angle, there is a spring tide. Spring tide is also known as high tide. Neap tide is also known as low tide

       An eclipse is when one objects shadow blocks vision of an object in the sky. A lunar eclipses is when the Earth blocks the sun from the moon. A solar eclipse happens when the moon blocks the sun from the Earth. On a lunar eclipse, the moon will sometimes turn red from the light that goes outside of Earth. Eclipses affect the light we have on Earth.

In conclusion, the moon does many things in the sky that we may not even notice. The moon forms eclipses, phases, and controls the water on Earth. Tides help animals wash up on shore. Phases cause shapes in the moon. And best of all, the moon turns red on lunar eclipses.

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