The Moon and its Phases

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The Earth's Moon - by StudyJams
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The Earth's moon reflects the sun, and so it is visible at night.  It also rotates at the same rate that it orbits, 29.5 days, which means that we only see one side of it.  The moon has one-sixth the gravity of the Earth and no atmosphere at all.  Le... [more]
May 22, 2011 at 05:46 PM
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The Universe: The Phases of the Moon
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Discusses how the phases of the moon were used to tell time. Video asks the questions what causes the moon to have phases and why is its cycle consistant. The video explains what phases are, what causes the different portions to glow, and the four ma... [more]
July 28, 2009 at 05:04 PM
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Full Moon Setting Over Manhattan Beach Pier (Time-Lapse)
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Many students do not realize that the moon travels across the sky throughout the night. This is amazing time-lapse video shows footage of the March 28th, 2010 full moon as it crosses the sky and sets behind the Manhattan Beach pier. The night sky lig... [more]
January 28, 2011 at 07:51 PM
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Explaining the Phases of the Moon
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This video combines animation and photos of the Moon to explain why the moon's 8 phases occur.  A narrator walks the viewer through each phase of the Moon's orbit around Earth. (02:26)
November 25, 2010 at 05:51 PM
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Phases of the Moon
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A catchy rap song that discusses the phases of the moon: full, new, waxing, quarter, waning. (02:41)
November 25, 2010 at 05:43 PM
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The Moon's Phases
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Every 29 1/2 days, the moon goes through several phases. This 3-D animation explains how the moon's changes occur. Computer animation shows the moon relative to the earth and sun as a narrator names each stage (new moon, waxing crescent, first quarte... [more]
August 19, 2009 at 09:38 AM
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