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    what causes half moons, quarter moons etc?

    moon stages

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    Info here


    http://www.moonconnection.com/moon_phases.phtml

    vzeek603

    Very helpful, thanks. I had to read it about 3 times, but it clarified it.
    Dardaigh

    Here's how we were taught about the moon, when I was a child.
    http://www.ehow.com/how_5121458_teach-moon-phases.html

    The moon's position relative to the sun. What you don't see is the shadow.

    vzeek603

    i knew it had something to do with the sun, but i don't understand it...i can see my shadow when the sun projects it, plus from earth's pov the moon is in front of the sun and if it casts a shadow I should still see all the moon, no?
    digger

    If fact, if you look very closely,you can see the outline of the full moon despite the shadowed portion.


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