The Moon's Importance

Lexie Schrader

Hour 8

The Moon's Role

There are different phases of the moon which is caused by the Earth's rotation and orbit and also the suns light along with the moons orbit around Earth. There are also eclipses when the moon is in Earth's shadow. The tides in the Earths water is caused by the moon's gravity. The moon's gravity pulls the water closer to the moon.

The moons phases are caused by the Earth's shadow. The moon also keeps Earth in orbit. The different types of phases are new moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, third quarter, and waning crescent. A waxing is growing. A waning is decreasing.

There are two different types of tides. There are high tides and low tides. High tides happen two times a day. Low tides also happen two times a day. The tides do affect the habitats and ecosystems in the water.

There are two different types of eclipses. One of them is a lunar eclipse. This occurs at a full moon when Earth is directly between the moon and sun. The other is a solar eclipse. This occurs when the moon is directly between the sun and the Earth.

The moon is very important to the Earth. The moon gives light to us when the moon is not at a new moon phase. The moon also keeps us in orbit as we go around the sun. The moon helps keep the ocean having tides which make waves so that people could surf. That is why the moon is important and why we need the moon.

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