Moon Phases #rockinreview

This shows 10 of the 28 moon phases. A waxing moon means that the moon is getting brighter and "larger", while a waning moon gets "smaller".

Gibbous Moon: When the moon is over half illuminated, but not fully illuminated.

A lunar cycle is when all moons between new moon and old moon have gone by. Each lunar cycle is approximately 29.5

This is a demonstraton of how the moon affects tides. The gravitational pull of the moon causes the earth to expand, causing high tides.

Earth's seasons and  eclipses

Nicolai Copernicus radically changed our understanding of astronomy when he proposed that the sun, not Earth, was the center of the solar system.