We see it every night, every night it is biggest and brightest object in our sky, we've been on it and have studied it as long as man has looked up to the heavens, ladies and gentlemen; The Moon.
The beginning of The Moon
The Moon is 4.53 Billion Years old. The Moon is thought to come into being when a Mars-sized rock named Theia, collided with The Earth and broke into pieces into space which came together due to gravity forming the Earth revolving Moon. Today, The Moon is the only permanent Satellite to The Earth, revolving not around The Sun, but The Earth.
The Phases of The Moon
The Moon has 8 phases around The Earth. The phases of the Moon is the view we are able to see the Moon's surface due to the luminosity reflecting from the Sun. Depending on The revolution of The Moon around the Earth, determines how much of The Moon we see. The first of phases in The Moon's cycle is The New Moon, at this phase The Moon is completely black. The second phase of The Lunar cycle is The waxing crescent, The phases of the moon looks like a reverse flag of Turkey, minus the star. The third phase of The Lunar cycle is The First Quarter. At this phase you would see the right half of the moon. The fourth phase of the cycle is The Waxing Gibbous, At this phase you can see most of the moon excluding the very far left side of the moon. The fifth phase of The Lunar Cycle is The Full Moon. This is the phase where you see the whole moon, all of it is lit up for all to see. The sixth cycle of the moon is The Waning Gibbous. Like The Waxing Gibbous you will see most of the Moon except this time it will be the far right side that will be dark. The Seventh phase of The Lunar Cycle of The Third Quarter. In The third quarter you will see the left half of the Moon. The Eighth and final phase of The Lunar cycle is The Waning crescent. In the final cycle you will see the Turkey flag minus the star. The Lunar phases last about a month, hence the name Month which is named after The Moon.
The effects of The Moon
The Moon doesn't only just light up The Earth's night sky; it also causes the tides of the oceans on Earth. The gravity from The Moon pulls the waters of the Earth, forming Tidal Waves which helps spread water across The Earth. Without this, civilization and even life as we know it, would be different if even non-existent.
The Moon plays an important role in our lives here on Earth. The moon lights up our night sky and controls the tidal waves on our planet. The Moon is a necessarily key to the life of us humans and all other species on Earth. The Moon like The Sun plays a crucial role in the structure of life on Earth, The Moon in a few ways, is our friend.
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