moon phases 14 words

  1. gibbous
    characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column
    In addition to a graphical picture, it provides:
    the moon phase name / description, ("new moon", "waxing crescent", "first quarter moon", "waxing gibbous", "full moon", "waning gibbous", "third quarter moon", "waning crescent")
    percent of full
  2. lunar eclipse
    the earth interrupts light shining on the moon
    The sun always illuminates the half of the moon facing the sun (except during lunar eclipses, when the moon passes through the earth's shadow).
  3. new moon
    the time at which the Moon appears as a narrow waxing crescent
    In addition to a graphical picture, it provides:
    the moon phase name / description, ("new moon", "waxing crescent", "first quarter moon", "waxing gibbous", "full moon", "waning gibbous", "third quarter moon", "waning crescent")
    percent of full
  4. full moon
    the time when the Moon is fully illuminated
    In addition to a graphical picture, it provides:
    the moon phase name / description, ("new moon", "waxing crescent", "first quarter moon", "waxing gibbous", "full moon", "waning gibbous", "third quarter moon", "waning crescent")
    percent of full
  5. waxing
    a gradual increase in magnitude or extent
    In addition to a graphical picture, it provides:
    the moon phase name / description, ("new moon", "waxing crescent", "first quarter moon", "waxing gibbous", "full moon", "waning gibbous", "third quarter moon", "waning crescent")
    percent of full
  6. eclipse
    one celestial body obscures another
    The sun always illuminates the half of the moon facing the sun (except during lunar eclipses, when the moon passes through the earth's shadow).
  7. waning
    a gradual decrease in magnitude or extent
    In addition to a graphical picture, it provides:
    the moon phase name / description, ("new moon", "waxing crescent", "first quarter moon", "waxing gibbous", "full moon", "waning gibbous", "third quarter moon", "waning crescent")
    percent of full (how much of the viewable portion of the moon is illuminated)
    How to get the Current Moon Phase module (including other options and sizes) CURRENT MOON
    moon phases


    Past & Future Moon Phase Calendars

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  8. crescent
    resembling the new moon in shape
    In addition to a graphical picture, it provides:
    the moon phase name / description, ("new moon", "waxing crescent", "first quarter moon", "waxing gibbous", "full moon", "waning gibbous", "third quarter moon", "waning crescent")
    percent of full (how much of the viewable portion of the moon is illuminated)
    How to get the Current Moon Phase module (including other options and sizes) CURRENT MOON
    moon phases


    Past & Future Moon Phase Calendars

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  9. illuminate
    make lighter or brighter
    In addition to a graphical picture, it provides:
    the moon phase name / description, ("new moon", "waxing crescent", "first quarter moon", "waxing gibbous", "full moon", "waning gibbous", "third quarter moon", "waning crescent")
    percent of full (how much of the viewable portion of the moon is illuminated)
    How to get the Current Moon Phase module (including other options and sizes) CURRENT MOON
    moon phases


    Past & Future Moon Phase Calendars

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  10. first quarter
    the first fourth of the Moon's period of revolution around the Earth
    In addition to a graphical picture, it provides:
    the moon phase name / description, ("new moon", "waxing crescent", "first quarter moon", "waxing gibbous", "full moon", "waning gibbous", "third quarter moon", "waning crescent")
    percent of full (how much of the viewable portion of the moon is illuminated)
    How to get the Current Moon Phase module (including other options and sizes) CURRENT MOON
    moon phases


    Past & Future Moon Phase Calendars

    The free moon module shown a...
  11. last quarter
    the last fourth of the Moon's period of revolution around the Earth
    New Moon
    Waxing Crescent
    First Quarter
    Waxing Gibbous
    Full Moon
    Waning Gibbous
    Last Quarter
    Waning Crescent


    Other Lunar Phases Information
    (all links open in the same new window)

    NASA, USNO
    USNO moon phase data - U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department website, a great all-around online tool for "raw" data and information about the sun, moon, and stars

    NASA Lunar Prospector Mission - a look at the events surrounding the first NASA Moo...
  12. go around
    turn on or around an axis or a center
    The moon goes around the earth in 27.3 days, or 27 days 7 hours 43 minutes, on average.
  13. solar
    relating to or derived from the sun or utilizing the energies of the sun
    Lunar Eclipse Information
    Mr. Eclipse - breathtaking eclipse photos, both lunar and solar, probably the best eclipse photography site anywhere

    International Occultation Timing Association - An index and information site, a more technical and in-depth look at lunar (and other) eclipses
    Education / Classroom Moon Phases Activities
    K-12 lunar phases activity from NASA - rather than use chalkboard diagrams to illustrate the phases, this activity uses actual objects (pencil, styr...
  14. tide
    the periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon
    Here are a few interesting links:
    moon and the tides - this is a concise page on how the moon affects the tides by its phase (full moon, new moon, etc) and its position (perigee, apogee)

    how moon phases affect animals - discusses the "Solunar Theory" that affects fishing and hunting activities