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Moon Phases (Grade 8)

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Moon Phases

1. 
Maddie must keep a moon journal for a homework assignment. Her sketches of how the moon appeared on three different clear nights are shown below. Based upon Maddie's drawings, it appears that the moon is waxing.

Moon Phase - Full Moon Moon Phase - Waxing Crescent Moon Phase - Last Quarter
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
As viewed from the Earth, the moon appears in the sky as shown below. Which best describes the phase of the moon?
Moon Phase - Waning Gibbous
  1. Crescent
  2. Quarter
  3. Full
  4. New
3. 
Grace makes a diagram using the moon image seen below. She draws the Earth to the left of the moon and the sun to the right of the moon. Based on Grace's diagram, which statement is most correct?
Moon Phase - First Quarter
  1. A lunar eclipse will be seen from some locations on Earth.
  2. A lunar eclipse may be seen from some locations on Earth.
  3. A solar eclipse will be seen from some locations on Earth.
  4. A solar eclipse may be seen from some locations on Earth.
4. 
Javier is creating a moon phase diagram as part of an astronomy project. He drew an image of the moon shown below. Which of the following best describes the moon phase that could be represented by Javier's drawing?
Moon Phase - Waning Crescent
  1. New
  2. Full
  3. Quarter
  4. Gibbous
5. 
What phase would the moon be in if the Earth was located directly to the right of the moon on the diagram below?
Moon Phase - Last Quarter
  1. New
  2. Full
  3. First quarter
  4. Third quarter
6. 
The phase of the moon that follows the waning crescent is called the
  1. full moon.
  2. new moon.
  3. waxing crescent.
  4. third quarter.
7. 
The phase of the moon that follows the waning gibbous is called the
  1. first quarter.
  2. third quarter.
  3. new moon.
  4. full moon.
8. 
When the people on Earth cannot see a moon, which phase is the moon in?
  1. Full Moon
  2. Waxing Crescent
  3. New Moon
  4. Waxing Gibbous
9. 
The waxing gibbous moon rises in the afternoon.
  1. True
  2. False
10. 
How many days is it from one full moon to the next full moon?



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