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  Moon Phases :: Calendars
Most other moon phases calendar applications are either unwieldy, ugly, complicated, or inconvenient because you have to access a website to use it.
The phases of the moon are caused by the relative positions of the earth, sun, and moon.
Because the "horns" of the moon at the ends of the crescent are always facing away from the setting or rising sun, they always point upward in the sky.
www.calculatorcat.com /moon_phases/moon_phases.phtml   (954 words)

  
 Moon Phases: Indian Astrology, indian vedic astrology - Moon Phase
Moon is the presiding deity for the element water, and rules over the tides of the sea.
Moon rules peace of mind, comfort, general well-being, and also the fortune of a person.It shows influence around twenty-four to twenty-five years of age.
The Moon is auspicious for those who are born in the ascending Moon cycle and malefic for those who are born in the descending Moon cycle.
www.findyourfate.com /indianastro/moon.htm   (408 words)

  
 World Almanac for Kids
MOON, name given to the natural satellite of the Earth, and sometimes applied to the satellites of the other planets in the solar system.
The moon rotates on its axis once in about the same period of time that elapses for its sidereal period of revolution, accounting for the fact that virtually the same portion of the moon is always turned toward the earth.
The moon’s magnetic field is not as strong or widespread as that of the earth.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/space/moon.html   (1886 words)

  
 Moon Phases Calendar 2007. Images of the eight (8) moon phases
The key clue is that the phase of the Moon correlates with its angular distance from the Sun.
The moon as seen from the surface of the earth is fully illuminated by the sun at this time, presenting a "full" round disc to viewers on earth.
Full moons are generally a poor time to conduct astronomical observations, since the bright reflected sunlight from the moon overwhelms the dimmer light from stars.
www.moonphases.info /moon_phases.html   (1156 words)

  
 Moon Phase Calendars, Index, The Fish Sniffer Online
Tidal action is evidence of the moon's influence upon the waters of Earth.
Using moon phases to plan fishing trips is only one factor in planning a fishing strategy.
Tides are strongest on the full moon which usually makes for the best sturgeon and striper fishing.
www.fishsniffer.com /moonphase   (144 words)

  
 EDUCATION.JPL.NASA.GOV - JPL Education Gateway
Phases of the Moon is at the top of the list of things that students seriously misunderstand.
This phase is called "first quarter." Remember that fully one half of the sphere is illuminated at all times (except during lunar eclipses) but the illuminated portion that we observe changes as the Moon changes position.
When the Moon reaches the position directly opposite the Sun, as viewed from Earth, the half viewed from Earth is fully illuminated (unless the student's head is causing a lunar eclipse).
education.jpl.nasa.gov /educators/moonphase.html   (666 words)

  
 Lunar calendar, moon phases, life-cycles and personal connections
The phases designate both the degree to which the Moon is illuminated and the geometric appearance of the illuminated part, causing a rhythmic appearance of lunar phases on a cyclic calendar.
The lunar calendar and moon phases info is necessary for obtaining accurate data about the different calendar one has to follow over different locations on earth to show the lunar phase charts.
The Moon is positive for those who are born in the ascending Moon cycle and difficult for those who are born in the descending lunar cycle.
www.life-cycles-destiny.com /dw/lunar-calendar-moon-phase-cycle.htm   (902 words)

  
 questions and answers
Are the phases of the moon caused because the earth comes between the sun and the moon and thus causes parts of it to be covered as it moves through its "phases".
The second reason ("because we see the moon from different angles and each angle reflects back a different amount of sunlight") is what is commonly termed "the phases of the moon"; it runs a regular cycle of 29.530588 days.
For a lunar eclipse, the darkness is because the moon is in a shadow (the shadow of the Earth).
www.moonphasecalendar.com /questions.htm   (6490 words)

  
 The Moon
The phases of the moon are caused by the relative positions of the earth, sun, and moon.
When the moon is between the earth and the sun, it appears dark, a "new" moon.
Because the "horns" of the moon at the ends of the crescent are always facing away from the setting or rising sun, they always point upward in the sky.
liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov /Academy/UNIVERSE/MOON.HTML   (499 words)

  
 LUNAR PHASES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The key to understanding moon phases is: although the sun always shines on the same side of the moon, the moon is not always in the same place while orbiting Earth with respect to the sun.
After full moon when the moon is waning, the illuminated part of the moon appears on the ______ side.
The waning phases of the moon are not as visible because the moon is not visible in the early evening when most people are out and about.
sunshine.chpc.utah.edu /labs/moon/lunar_phases_main.html   (1341 words)

  
 Virtual Science Center
As the Moon moves around the Earth in its orbit, its position in the sky relative to the Sun changes constantly.
When the Moon has moved though one quarter of its orbit around the Earth, half of the side facing Earth is lit, the other dark.
Before and after the Full Moon, when more than half (but not all) of the lunar surface is illuminated, the Moon phases are called "gibbous".
www.chabotspace.org /vsc/planetarium/themoon/aboutthemoon/phases.asp   (339 words)

  
 Phases of the Moon
For definitions of the phases and related information, see Phases of the Moon and Percent of the Moon Illuminated in FAQ.
NEW MOON FIRST QUARTER FULL MOON LAST QUARTER d h m d h m d h m d h m JAN. 4 10 40 JAN. 11 04 57 JAN. 18 21 17 JAN.
NEW MOON FIRST QUARTER FULL MOON LAST QUARTER d h m d h m d h m d h m JAN. 1 03 38 JAN. 8 12 37 JAN. 15 04 01 JAN.
aa.usno.navy.mil /data/docs/MoonPhase.html   (3187 words)

  
 Moon Phases
The new moon rises and sets about the same time as the Sun does, but we can’t see it because the side that is being lit by the Sun is the side we cannot see from Earth.
One week after the first quarter moon, the Moon has moved to a point where the Earth is between the Moon and the Sun.
One week after the full moon, the Moon again looks like a half-circle, and it is called the last quarter because the Moon has completed all but the last quarter of its orbit around the Earth.
library.thinkquest.org /J0112188/moon_phases.htm   (767 words)

  
 Lunar Perigee and Apogee Calculator
Perigee and apogee distances are usually accurate to within a few kilometres compared to values calculated with the definitive ELP 2000-82 theory of the lunar orbit; the maximum error over the years 1977 through 2022 is 12 km in perigee distance and 6 km at apogee.
Following the flags is the interval between the moment of perigee or apogee and the closest new or full phase; extrema cluster on the shorter intervals, with a smaller bias toward months surrounding the Earth's perihelion in early January.
The date and time of the phases of the Moon are calculated using the method given in Chapter 32, and are accurate within 2 minutes, more than adequate for our purposes here.
www.fourmilab.ch /earthview/pacalc.html   (742 words)

  
 Private Universe - Moon Phase Activity
Students will be able to state the order of the moon phases from one full moon to the next and to demonstrate how the position of the Moon relative to Earth creates moon phases.
The observed phase of the Moon is determined by its position relative to Earth and the Sun.
Students usually observe that their own shadows cover the model Moon when it is opposite the light source, simulating a moon eclipse during the full moon phase.
www.learner.org /teacherslab/pup/act_moonphase.html   (1275 words)

  
 Moon Phase Fishing
All information related to the moon's phases, the weather conditions and the catches I made were carefully logged.
Because the moon has an effect on a variety of factors surrounding the fish--including the live fodder they hunt--these periods, combined with the moon's phase, are what trigger feeding.
Now that you know that moon phase fishing really works, there's no reason why you shouldn't utilize this knowledge to increase your own fishing catch by being at the ready with your rod during the best fishing times available.
www.fishfloridabay.com /moon_phase.html   (676 words)

  
 Moon Phase Calendar
The moon's phase is not caused by the earth's shadow.
When the moon is thin you can see some features on the dark side (especially with binoculars or a telescope) because it is being illuminated by "earthshine": light from the sun that reflects off the earth and back onto the dark side of the moon.
When the moon is full, the earth is nearly in line with the sun, so we catch the backscattered light and we see a dramatic increase in the moon's surface brightness.
www.davidchandler.com /docs/MoonPhaseCalendar.htm   (1025 words)

  
 Phases of the Moon: Zoom Astronomy
The shape varies from a full moon (when the Earth is between the sun and the moon) to a new moon (when the moon is between the sun and the Earth).
For example, the "Harvest moon" is the full moon that appears nearest to the Autumnal Equinox, occurring in late September or early October.
The new moon is the phase of the moon when the moon is not visible from Earth, because the side of the moon that is facing us is not being lit by the sun.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/astronomy/moon/Phases.shtml   (634 words)

  
 SPACE.com -- Observing Highlights for April 2007
New Moon, per se, cannot be seen, but some observers go to great efforts to observe the thin Crescent Moons either a day or so before or a day or so after New Moon.
The Moon is one quarter of the way through its current cycle of phases, hence the name, "First Quarter." You can also think of it as being a quarter, but that is how much of the Moon's surface we see at this time.
The third Full Moon of the year was the "Moon when the eyes are sore from the bright snow" by the Dakota Sioux, and similar names of the Lakota Sioux and Ponca.
www.space.com /spacewatch/sky_calendar.html   (1262 words)

  
 NASA - Moon Phases: 6000 Year Catalog
Moon Phases from -1999 to +3000 (2000 BCE to 4000 CE)
The tables available though the links below give the date and time (Universal Time) of all phases of the Moon for the six thousand year period -1999 to +3000 (2000 BCE to 4000 CE).
Algorithms used in predicting the phases of the Moon as well as eclipses are based on Jean Meeus' Astronomical Algorithms (Willmann-Bell, Inc., Richmond, 1998).
sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov /eclipse/phase/phasecat.html   (315 words)

  
 Moon & Earth Phase Viewer
These phases have to do with the relative positions of the sun, the moon and the earth in the moon's 29 day monthly orbit of the earth.
The Moon is not visible (except during a solar eclipse).The lighted side of the Moon faces away from the Earth.
These phases of the Moon, in the sequence of their occurrence (starting from New Moon) is listed to the left.
home.hiwaay.net /~krcool/Astro/moon/moonphase   (1642 words)

  
 Lunar Phases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
For example, if the Moon is at position 1 in the diagram, the half of it that is lit by the sun is facing away from us, so we do not see the moon at all.
In the Southern Hemisphere the effect is just the opposite!) Astronomers use this to distinguish between the repeated phases of the moon by referring to the waxing or waning crescent, gibbous, and half phases.
(We do not observe phases of the outer planets because their orbits lie outside the orbit of the Earth and therefore they can never be between the Sun and the Earth.) There are two differences between the phasesof the Moon and the phases of Venus and Mercury, however.
www.astro.umd.edu /education/astro/moon/phases.html   (819 words)

  
 About the Moon and Current Moon Phase   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
New moon time (which last for 14 days, from the beginning of the new moon until the beginning of the full moon) is a time for laying groundwork for events that will come to fruition during full moon time.
The phases of the moon act as a marker of rhythm, a distinctive rhythm cutting across all other rhythms that govern our life.
Full moons do not occur on the same day of the week or the same day of each month; but this rhythm is clearly, even spectacularly, indicated for every man by the easy to see sky-size metronome of the new and full moons.
www.mastersinthemaking.com /astrology/moonphase.shtml   (1769 words)

  
 Keith's Moon Facts, Moon Phases, Moon Photos & Moon Folklore Page
The moon is actually moving away from earth at a rate of 1.5 inches per year.
The surface area of the moon is 14,658,000 square miles or 9.4 billion acres.
The moon is not round, but egg shaped with the large end pointed towards earth.
home.hiwaay.net /~krcool/Astro/moon   (1037 words)

  
 Zodiac Arts - Moon Phase Calendar
During this phase the new cycle is being seeded by your vision, inner and outer.
During this phase you become aware of what is and is not working with respect to the achievement of your goal for the cycle.
During this phase you reflect on the passing cycle and prepare for the new.
www.zodiacarts.com /Calendar.shtml   (764 words)

  
 Virtual Reality Moon Phase Pictures
These "Virtual Reality Moon Phases" were created by R. Schmidt from ray-traced images of the Moon.
A Clementine spacecraft mosaic of the lunar surface was mapped onto a sphere, and scenes were rendered as a virtual Sun "orbited" the Moon.
You can view the phase of the Moon for any date and time [1800-2199 A.D].
tycho.usno.navy.mil /vphase.html   (103 words)

  
 Moon WebQuest
When the sun and the moon are on the same side of Earth, the sun illuminates the side of the moon that faces away from Earth.
Another 14 days pass as the moon moves through the waning gibbous phase, then the third quarter, then the waning crescent phase, and seems to finally disappear in the new moon phase.
After completing this activity you should understand that the observed phase of the Moon is determined by the Moon's position relative to the Earth and Sun.
coe.west.asu.edu /students/phanover/moon_webquest_home.htm   (889 words)

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