Asked in Planetary Science
How does the sun's position determine if there is a new moon or full moon?
Asked in The Moon
Why does it occur that the moon changes its shape?
The moon never actually changes shape. What we can see at night is the suns reflection from around on the other side of the earth onto the moon, which depending on its position will give us what we can see of the moon at night. ...
Asked in The Moon, Bananas and Plantains, Lunar Phases
Why does the moon look like a banana?
It depends on which stage the moon is on its cycle around the earth as the moon make one full turn every 28 days.so when it looks like a banana only a third of the moon is reflecting the suns light to the earth ...
Asked in Astronomy, The Moon
Why does the light shine on the moon?
the moon being a similar distance from the sun as the earth will receive light from the sun. The moon also doesn't have an atmosphere to filter out any of the suns rays so it gets the full brunt of the light. At night time the reason the moon looks so bright is that out sky is dark(due to the earths rotation) and the moon is still catching the suns rays and reflects them, giving us the view that the moon...
Asked in Science
What causes the changes that happen in the suns position in the sky over a year?
the earth is always revolving around the sun therefore changes the suns position here on earth ...
Asked in Latitude and Longitude
Why does latitude dictate how high the sun gets in the sky?
Latitude doesn't dictate how high the sun gets in the sky, but it does help us understand position and time. We can use latitude and the suns position to determine not only what day of the year it is, but where we are. ...
Asked in Astronomy, The Moon, Ocean Tides
Why is the moon very high tide and l0w tide when its full moon and new moon?
When the moon is new, it's more or less in front of the sun, the moon and sun are alligned with the earth. This means that the gravitational pull of the moon combines with that of the sun to give large tides. During a full moon, the moon and suns gravitational pulls are working against each other, cancelling each others effect on the tides out, so we experience lower tidal ranges. ...