BrainPOP

Moon Phases

The moon has many faces—get to know them all! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the phases of the moon. Discover the connection between the moon’s phases and the relative positions of the moon, Earth, and sun. Explore how the moon’s illuminated surface seems to grow and shrink over the course of a month. Learn the difference between crescent and gibbous, and follow the moon’s journey from new moon to full moon and back again. Your knowledge about lunar phases is sure to wax, not wane!

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Why does the moon have phases?

Are the phases of the moon caused by Earth casting shadows on the moon?

How long does it take the moon to go through all of its phases?