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# Is the rotation of the Moon on its axis a cause of moon phases?

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No. The rotation of the moon has nothing to do

with the 'phases' seen from earth.

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## Related Questions

No. The phases of the moon are completely unrelated to the seasons. The seasons are caused by the tilt of earth's axis of rotation.

Yes. The moon rotates in relation to the stars, so it has an axis of rotation.

The moon goes into an odd number of phases, and the fact that it takes 27.3 days to do a full rotation around its axis and to revolve around us, going through all the phases.

The rotation of Earth on its axis causes night and day. The rotation does not cause the seasons.

The moon it has been told to be called the Phases of the moon instead of having different motions , as the earth spins on it axis that's what causes the phases of the moon.

The orbit of the moon around the Earth, and how that changes the position of the Sun relative to the Earth-Moon axis. because of the location of the moon with respect to the sun and earth. The sun shines light. The Moon is illuminated. From Earth an observer sees a sphere (the moon) illuminated from different angles (phases of the Moon).

The period of the moon's rotation on its axis is around 27 days. That's the reason why the moon appears stationary from Earth.

rotation on axis and revolving around earth

The rotation of the moon, or the time it takes to rotate on it's axis exactly once, is 27.322 days. A complete cycle of the moon's phases (shapes) runs 29.53 days.

The rotation of the moon on its axis, and the revolution of the moon in its orbitaround the earth, both have the same identical period: 27.32 days (rounded)

The rotation of the moon on its axis, and the revolution of the moon in its orbitaround the earth, both have the same identical period: 27.32 days (rounded)

The phases of the moon are The phases of the moon appear to change because the earth rotates on it's axis and the moon orbits the earth. The sunlight hits a different part of the moon that is visible to us. Half of the moon is always lit up, you just can't always see it.

Yes it is true. Period of the moon's revolution around the Earth (and rotation on its own axis). . . . 27.32 days Period of the cycle of the moon's phases . . . 29.53 days Difference . . . . . 2.21 days (phases longer)

The Moon rotates on its axis once for every revolution it makes around the Earth, which is why we on Earth always see the same side of the Moon.

Moon takes 27.32 days for 1 revolution around the Earth, and exactly the same time for 1 rotation around its axis.

The rotation of the earth on its axis cause day and night.

the rotation of the earth around the sun. * * * * * No. It is the rotation of the earth on its own axis.

No, they don't. The earth makes one full rotation around it's axis once every 24 hours, whereas the moon makes one rotation around it's axis once every 27.3 days. Interestingly, the moon also makes one full rotation around the earth in this same time period, so the same side of the moon is always facing the earth.

The seasons are cause by the tilt of the axis of the Earth. The rotation about axis itself moves very little

The moon rotates around our planet Earth. The rotation of the Earth refers to the spinning of our planet on its axis.

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