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Phases of the Moon and Tides

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rwagner's version from 2011-04-28 15:23

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What does the moon orbit?Earth
What are the changing shapes of the moon called?Phases
What shape is the moon?Sphere
How long does it take the moon to go through all of its phases?29 days
What moon is not visible in the night sky?new moon
What moon is only lit on the right side?First Quarter Moon
What moon is only lit on the left side?Last Quarter Moon
What moon is completely lit?Full Moon
What do we call a moon that is mostly dark and only lit in a small piece?Cresent moon
What do we call a moon that is mostly lit and only dark in a small piece?Gibbous Moon
What are the rise and fall of the ocean's water level?tides
How many total tides are there in a day?4
What is the pattern of tides?high, low, high, low
What causes tides?the moon's gravitational pull
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