Solar System, interactive/Earth/Solar System overview/Moon

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The Moon is a natural object that moves round the Earth. It is a satellite. Its path is called its orbit. It has four phases:

  1. New moon
  2. First Quarter
  3. Full Moon (above)
  4. Last Quarter
Phases of the Moon, as seen looking southward from the Northern Hemisphere. The Southern Hemisphere will see each phase rotated half way around: the First Quarter has the Moon bright on the left and the Last Quarter on the right.