Phases of the Moon

Phases of the Moon

During its orbit around the Earth, the visibility of the Moon's illuminated part constantly changes.

Geography

Keywords

Moon, moon phase, orbit of the Moon, orbiting of the Moon, new moon, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, last quarter, lunar month, moon crescent, Earth, Sun, astronomy, geography

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