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How did Earth end up with a moon?

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A mars-sized object hit the earth and the piece that broke off became the moon

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"Up" at the beginning of the trip, and "down"at the end of it.


Before the new moon, less of the moon is lit up when viewed from Earth.After the mew moon, more of the moon is lit up when viewed from Earth.


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At the time of the Full Moon, sun, earth, and moon are lined up, with earth in the 'middle'.


When the Sun, Earth and Moon are lined up in such a way that the full moon moves into the Earth's shadow, it creates a lunar eclipse.


If the Moon is up, you can see half of the Moon; the side that faces the Earth. The "far side" of the Moon is never visible from Earth.


No, when the Earth is in the middle it's Full Moon and the Moon is up from sunset to sunrise.


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New Moon when the moon is the middle one. Full Moon when the earth is the middle one.


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When the Earth is directly between the Sun and Moon, its shadow falls on the moon, causing a Lunar Eclipse.



That is the full moon. The earth, sun and moon are more or less lined up, with the earth in the middle.


The same reason you have to look up to see the moon when you're standing on earth. From earth, the moon appears to move across the sky, but on the moon, the earth stays in the same spot at all times. This is because the near side of the moon is always pointing to earth while the earth rotates, which gives the moon the appearance of movement across the sky.


At the time of Full Moon, the three bodies are in line, with the earth in the middle.


The gravitational pull keeps the moon up.


Is that a question or a statement?


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