The importance of the moon
                          Jacob Kimrey
                              2nd hour

The moons role

The moon has many roles. First the moon's phases give us an idea of time. Second, the moon's eclipses block out the sun or earth blackout the moon. Third, the four different tides high, low, neap, and spring tides are all controlled by the moon.a and sun's gravitational pull on earth's water.

Moon phases

The moon phases help effects earth in many ways. First, the moons phases are caused by the moons revolution around earth. Second, the moon gives use light at night. When you work out side late it would be better to try and work on a full moon since you have more light. Third, it gives us warmth at night. The moon reflects sunlight onto earth giving everyone light and warmth.


Tides are pretty much caused by gravity. The gravity of the moon and sun pull on earth creating high tide and low tide. The sun even though it is so far away still pulls on earth, causing some water to go one way while the moon pulls on the other side. The area in between would be the low tide. Second, there is another tide that doesn't occur that often, neap tides. Neap tides are caused by the moon and sun pulling on earth at a right angle and has the least amount of difference . Neap tides can only occur during first and third quarter moons. Third, the last tide is the spring tide.


Eclipses are rare occurrences  that only happen a few times a year. Lunar eclipses occur when the moon moves into earths shadow. This makes the moon look darker, and the atmosphere makes it look red. Lunar eclipses can only occur in full moons. Solar eclipses occur when the moon passes in between the earth and sun. The moon passes in front of the sun and blocks it out. When a total solar eclipse occurs it gives the moon the corona, the light the appears at the edges of the moon.

Without the moon?

If earth didn't have a moon what would happen. The moon reflects light the sun  shines on earth, and illuminates the other side. Without it we would be thrown into total darkness at night. All you would be able to see would be the stars, there wouldn't be any light. The moon also gives use heat. The light the moon reflects also gives off warmth, lie a heat lamp. Without it we would be thrown into a VERY cold night.

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