by: Nolan Parcell
The Moon's role
The moon gives light to those who need it the most. The moon also changes the tides. When the tide changes it goes from high to low. The gravitational pull also helps us on space missions. We slingshot around the moon to our destination.
The moon has these things called phases. The phases look different because of the suns light on the moon. The moon phases are new moon, waxing crescent, 1st quarter, waxing gibbons, full moon, waning gibbous, 3rd quarter, waning crescent then back to mew moon. The Moon's phases are on a cycle forever. The phases are very important to the world.
The moon does this thing with the ocean to give us tides. If we didn't have tides we wouldn't be able to surf. There are places were they take advantage of the tides. When the tide is out/low the people search for stuff that washes up on the bank an then the tide comes in an the cycle starts over again. In the ocean there is waves because of the moon by it gravitational pull.
There are these things called eclipses. These eclipses are when the moon or earth casts a shadow on another. It is callers a lunar eclipse when the earth casts a shadow on the moon. It is called a solar eclipse when the moon casts a shadow on the earth. When the moon casts a shadow on the earth that whole are has no light from the sun for minutes to hours.
The moon is important because it provides many things are never gets any thing back. If we didn't have a moon at night then there would be no light for people without electricity. There would be no tides and no waves. If NASA sent rockets into space then we wouldn't be able slingshot to mars.