The Moon's Importance
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                          Moon's Role

The Moon has different phases which are different shapes. The moon reflects on one side and the other side is dark. When the moon is full, you can see it from far away. The light that the moon reflects is from the sun. Eclipses are when a object comes between the sun and the moon it casts a shadow. There are two types of eclipses. The two eclipses are Lunar & Solar eclipses. Tides are the fall or the rise of ocean water. Tides are caused by differences in how much gravity from the moon and the sun pulls on different parts of Earth. There are two types of tides, they are the Neap & Spring tide. Spring tides happen on Full Moon and New Moon. Neap tides happen on First and Third Quarter.

Phases

When the moon changes its positions, earth and sun cause phases. Half of the moon always shows light, but mostly it changes it angle of the phase. The moon phase depends how much sunlit side of the moon faces earth.

Tides

Tides are mainly caused by differences in how much gravity from the moon and the sun pulls on different parts of earth. The rise and the fall of ocean happen every 12.5 hours. At any time on Earth, there two places with high and low tides. As earth rotates, one high tide occurs on the side of earth. The near side makes the moon pull a little more strongly on water.

Eclipses

Eclipses occur when an object in space comes between the sun and a third object, it casts a shadow on that object. Eclipses have two types of shadows. The first shadow is called a Umbra. A umbra is where part of he moon is very dark. A Penumbra is the larger part of the shadow.  

the moon is important because we wouldn't have seasons. The light at night is caused by reflecting it from the sun. Without the moon, we wouldn't have tides. If we didn't have a moon there wouldn't be days.

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