# Trivia On The Phases Of Moon

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Do you know all the phases of the moon? And how does the Moon change their shapes? Let's find out now by taking this quiz!

• 1.

### Half of the moon is lit by ________?

• A.

Clouds

• B.

Lightning

• C.

Planets

• D.

Sun

D. Sun
Explanation
The correct answer is sun because the moon does not produce its own light but reflects the light from the sun. As the moon orbits around the Earth, different portions of it are illuminated by the sun, causing different phases of the moon to be visible from Earth. Therefore, half of the moon is lit by the sun at any given time.

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• 2.

### The moon's phase is the shape of the moon as it orbits ______?

• A.

Planets

• B.

Sun

• C.

Earth

• D.

Clouds

C. Earth
Explanation
The moon's phase is the shape of the moon as it orbits the earth. As the moon revolves around the earth, different portions of its illuminated surface become visible from our perspective on earth, resulting in the various phases of the moon. The gravitational pull of the earth on the moon causes these changes in its appearance.

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• 3.

### When earth is between the moon and the sun there is a _____moon?

• A.

New

• B.

Full

• C.

Cresent

• D.

None of the above

B. Full
Explanation
When the earth is between the moon and the sun, the moon appears fully illuminated from the earth's perspective. This is because the sun's light is directly hitting the entire side of the moon facing the earth, making it appear as a full moon.

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• 4.

### When the moon is between the earth and the sun there is a _____moon?

• A.

New

• B.

Full

• C.

Cresent

• D.

None of the above

A. New
Explanation
When the moon is between the earth and the sun, it is in the position where the illuminated side of the moon is facing away from the earth, making it appear completely dark or invisible from our perspective. This phase is known as the new moon.

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• 5.

### The moon orbits the earth, this means it moves in a ______motion.

• A.

Straight

• B.

Triangular

• C.

Square

• D.

Circular

D. Circular
Explanation
The moon orbits the earth in a circular motion because it follows a curved path around the earth. This circular motion is due to the gravitational pull between the moon and the earth, which keeps the moon in a stable orbit. The circular orbit allows the moon to maintain a relatively constant distance from the earth as it moves around.

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