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Infographic of the Day: Moon's Enless Dance

February 7th, 2013
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See how the phases of Earth's moon work, from the full moon to the new moon and everything in between in this SPACE.com infographic. The moon is illuminated by light from the sun, which observers on Earth see reflected off the lunar surface. As the moon moves around Earth, the amount of illumination it receives from the sun changes, creating the lunar phases. The moon completes a single lunar cycle in about one month.

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As the Earth and moon orbit the sun together, the moon goes through several phases. SPACE.com explains the 8 major named phases of the moon.
Source Space.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration

 

 

 









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