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Earth, Moon, and the Sun
Earth, Moon, and the Sun
By: Tasnim Chowdhury
Earth
The Earth rotates on its axis.
 It rotates counter-clockwise on its axis,
counter-clockwise around the sun, and the
moon rotates counter-clockwise around
the Earth.
 The Earth’s axis’s tilt, is at 23.5 degrees.
 For the Earth to finish an entire rotation, it
takes about 24 hours.
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Sun
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The sun is the largest star in our solar
system.
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The Earth and all the other planets orbit
around the sun.
Day and Night on Earth
The Earth rotates on its axis every 24
hours.
 When the sunlight is hitting one side of the
Earth, that side of the Earth is
experiencing day. The side of the Earth
that isn’t getting the sun, is the part that is
experiencing night.
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Day and Night
Different Seasons on Earth
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The seasons on Earth are caused by direct and
indirect sunlight.
Direct Sunlight is when in areas on Earth in
which the Sun hits at a 90 degree angle.
Indirect Sunlight is when areas of the Earth hit at
a less than 90 degree angle.
In the equator, or around the location of the
equator, there is direct sunlight is Hitting the
Earth. Around the Tropic of Cancer of Capricorn,
there is indirect sunlight.
Seasons
The arrow pointing to the equator is direct
sunlight and the arrows pointing to the
Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn, is indirect
sunlight.
The Earth’s Moon
The Earth’s light comes from the Sun.
 The Moon goes through 8 phases:
 New Moon, Waxing Crescent, First
Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon,
Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter, and
Waning Crescent.
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Moon Phases
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New Moon: When the Moon isn’t visible.
Waxing Crescent: When you see the right side of the
crescent of the moon.
First Quarter: When you see the right half of the moon.
Waxing Gibbous: When you see a majority of the right
side of the moon.
Full Moon: When the entire moon is visible.
Waning Gibbous: When you see the majority of the left
side of the moon.
Last Quarter: When you see the left half of the moon.
Waning Crescent: When you see the left half of the
crescent of the moon.
The Moon Phases
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