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Moon Phases
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Label the Moon Phases Diagram
Read the definitions, then label the moon phases diagram below.
Astronomy
Definitions
Crescent Moon - when we can see only a sliver of the moon's disk (the side of the moon facing us)

Full Moon - when the moon's disk is light because the Earth is between the sun and the moon

Gibbous Moon - when we can see roughly three-quarters of the moon's disk

Half Moon - (also called quarter moon) when we can see one half of the moon's disk (this is one-quarter of the entire moon's surface)

New Moon - when the moon's disk is dark (and invisible to us) because the moon is between the sun and the Earth

Quarter Moon - (also called half moon) when we can see one half of the moon's disk (this is one-quarter of the entire moon's surface)

Waning Moon - when the moon seems to be getting smaller, going from full to gibbous to half to crescent to new

Waxing Moon - when the moon seems to be getting bigger, going from new to crescent to half to gibbous to full


moon phases diagram to label




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