Term Definition
Phase Each moon shape you see is called a __________.
Axis Earth turns about an imaginary line known as its _____.
Orbit The set path that Earth travels in around the Sun is called an _________.
Rotates Earth ______ on its axis.
Revolves As Earth spins it also ______ around the sun.
Full moon What moon phase is happening when it is at the halfway point in its journey around Earth?
Waxing When the moon continues growing until full moon.
Waning When the moon appears to get smaller (decrease in size).
New Moon Moon is between Sun and Earth and you can't see the lighted half of the moon.
Full moon Moon is now halfway around the Earth and all lit up.
First Quarter Moon is a quarter of the way around Earth.
Last Quarter Moon is three quarters of the way around the Earth.


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