October Moon Phases

Guest Writers from Mrs. Micallef’s 6th Grade Class: Tate B., Mary G., and Catherine P.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The moon rotates fully around the earth every 29-30 days. Each day the moon may stay the same or it will get a little bigger or smaller. Sometimes strange and awesome things happen to the moon. For example, last Friday there was a Harvest Moon. A Harvest Moon is when the moon gets really close to the earth and turns orange. The reason it is called a Harvest Moon is because this would happen around the time the farmers would harvest their crops for the fall. The phases of the moon cycle, are as follows:

  1. New Moon
  2. Waxing Crescent Moon
  3. First Quarter/ Half Moon
  4. Waxing Gibbous Moon
  5. Full Moon
  6. Waning Gibbous Moon
  7. Last Quarter/ Half Moon
  8. Waning Crescent Moon



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