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Phases of Moon

“The moon is a reminder that no matter what phase we are in, we are still whole.” Learning about space is in itself a fascinating and interesting concept. The moon that we visually find so beautiful and attractive, to know more about it will be indulging. This project will teach us different phases of the moon that we can see every day but never knew the concept behind it and what it is called.


The portion of the moon that we can see from Earth on any given night is called the moon’s phase. As the moon orbits around the Earth, sunlight is reflected off the moon’s surface and that light reaches us on Earth. The phase of the moon depends on where the moon is in its orbit. Around once per month, every 29.53 days to be exact, the phases of the moon make a complete cycle.

As the moon circles the Earth, we can only see a portion of the lit upside. When the Moon appears to be getting bigger, it’s ‘waxing’. When it looks like it’s getting smaller, it’s ‘waning’