The Moon's Importance.
Skye Clemons, 6th hour
The Moons Role
The different shapes of the moon you see from earth are phases. Tides are the rise and fall of ocean water that occurs every 12.5 hours or so. When an object in space comes between the sun and the third object it casts a shadow on the object, causing an eclipse.
The phases of the moon are, new moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, third quarter, waning crescent, then back to new moon. We have phases because they are caused by the motions of the moon around earth. The phases of the moon effect us on earth, by the tides.
There are two types of tides are Spring tide, and Neal tide. Tides occur because of the force of gravity pulls on the moon and earth (including the water on Earth's surface) toward each other. Tides effect us on earth, because the the water could be really low, or really high.
There are two types of eclipses, solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse. Eclipse occur when an object in space comes between the sun and a third object, it casts a shadow on that object. Eclipse effect us on earth by there would be no light, and it would make the temperature colder.
The moon is important, because there would be no tides, and no seasons. Life without the moon, there would be no seasons, and no light at night. And also there wouldn't be tides.