Phases of the Moon

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The moon revolves around the Earth. As it revolves, the moon is in different positions compared to the Earth and the sun. Depending on the location of the moon, Earth, and sun, the moon appears to look differently. These changes, or phases of the moon, change in a regular, predictable pattern.
There are eight phases of the moon. They are new moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, last quarter, and waning crescent.
New Moon-not visible, it appears as if there is no moon in the sky
Waxing Crescent-a small crescent is visible on the right side of the moon
First Quarter-the right half of the moon is visible
Waxing Gibbous-all but a small crescent on the left is visible
Full Moon-our entire side of the moon is visible
Waning Gibbous-all but a small crescent on the right is visible
Last Quarter-the left half of the moon is visible
Waning Crescent-a small crescent is visible on the left side of the moon

Why does the moon have phases? Check out this site to find the answer. What are the phases of the moon?
Phases of the moon activity
Play this game and label the phases of the moon
Watch the moon as it goes through its phases. Lunar Phase Simulator