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The phases of the moon are caused by the relative positions of the sun, the moon and the observer.

It is possible to see phases of the moon in space depending on your position relative to the sun and the moon.

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This is incorrect; an observer in space WOULD see the "phases of the Moon", and he would also see the "phases of the Earth". Here on Earth, with a good enough telescope, we can see partial "phases of Venus" and "phases of Jupiter" and of Saturn. From Ganymede, an observer would see "phases of Jupiter" what would similar to - although vastly more impressive! - than the phases of the Moon that we see from Earth. However, it wouldn't be the SAME phases that we see from here on Earth.

Yes. In fact, from far enough away, you can see the phases of the Moon and the Earth, side by side.

because there are different phases of the moon

The sun lights the moon and how much sun is on the moon depends on the sun,That iswhy you can see moon phases.

Yes. Unless the observer was on the back side of the moon, or on the opposite side of the earth from the moon, he/she could see the same phases that we see here on earth.

Yes. The phases of the moon aren't based on the size of the moon. Phases are based on the position of the moon in relation to the sun.

from the earth you see the moon's phases. From the moon, you see the earth's phases that are same as the moon's phases

The phases are caused by the angle that the sunlight strikes the moon.

See the link below to "Phases of the Moon" at

It takes a full month to see all phases of the moon, then it begins again.

No, we see the same side of the moon as it orbits and goes through phases because the moon rotates at the same rate it orbits.

See the link below to "Phases of the Moon" from the U.S. Naval Observatory.

there are phases of the moon because when it orbits us sometimes you can't see it and other times you can see half it all depends.

Anywhere that it is night. inless if it is a new moon then you can not see the moon.

Due to the illumination of the moon at different geographical standings we see different phases of the moon. Join -The Jokey

From earth we see the same side of the moon but depending on the position of the moon, earth, sun we see different portions of the moon- these are known as the phases of the moon.

The phases of the moon as it orbits the earth

The positions of the Earth, Moon and Sun.

phases of the moon effects the livelihood by lighting the people and environment so that they can see in the dark...

moon phases effect all game animals the fuller the moon the more game actvity you will see

you can see the moon because the sun is not hitting the earth war the moon is hitting.

The moon orbits the Earth and as it does so we see sunlight striking the moon at different angles.

During the Moon's revolution, an observer in space would see the moon, but would not be able to see it spin around. From far to the north, about the solar system, the moon would appear to make a squiggly

The effect is that we see the phases of the moon here on Earth. The reason for different phases is the angle and position of the sun and moon.

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