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The cause of the phases of the Moon is closely related to our calendar month. (moon-th). The phases of the Moon are related to the Moon's orbit of Earth.

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The phase of the moon that is close to long is the crescent


It takes the Moon about a month to revolve around the Earth - and this is the cause of the moon phases.


Convention has it that the cycle of moon phases begins with a New Moon. (When ti is almost dark.)


It takes the moon 27.32 days to circle the earth, but 29.53 days for a complete cycle of 'phases'.


The lunar cycle of phases is about 29.5 days. As the moon rotates and revolves around the earth, and the earth rotates and revolves around the sun, the shadows cast by the shifting positions of the moon and earth cause the moon to wane, wax, and "disappear". This is known as the lunar cycle.


No. The rotation of the moon has nothing to do with the 'phases' seen from earth.



The four main phases of the lunar cycle are the New Moon (which is not visible except during an eclipse), First Quarter (waxing half moon), Full Moon (all of which is visible) and Third Quarter (waning half moon). The moon phases in between the four main phases are the crescent and gibbous phases.


The complete cycle of moon phases repeats every 29.53 days.


The phases of the moon have no effect at all on the calendar currently, in the sense that the phases bring about some kind of change in the calendar. However, historically the moon's phases are important. The cycle we call 'month' comes from the word moon, and the lengths of months (you know they differ by as many as 3 days) is roughly related to a full cycle of moon phases.


it is called the phases of the moon


That is the lunar cycle, or the phases.


It is NOT the moon's orbital revolution around the Earth. That's 27.32 days. The only period equal to the cycle of the moon's phases is the duration of the cycle of the moon's phases.


The first quarter moon occurs after 1/4 of the complete cycle of phases has passed.So the time remaining until the next new moon is 3/4 of the cycle.The full cycle of phases repeats with a period of 29.53 days.3/4 of it = 22.15 days . . . pretty close to 3 weeks plus a day



No. The phases of the Moon are caused by the fact that the Moon orbits the Earth, while the light comes from the Sun.


First Quater, Full Moon, Last Quater, New Moon



A full cycle (for example, from full moon to full moon) is about 29 1/2 days, on average.


The first phase is the new moon ending with the full moon. This is a cycle because it happens over and over again.


The lunar cycle is simply the movement of the Moon through all of its phases. There are eight lunar phases. The cycle goes from New Moon to New Moon. The lunar phases include the: new, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full, waning gibbous, last quarter, and waning crescent.


the relative positions of the earth, moon, and sun


They changing relative positions of the moon earth and sun cause the phases of the moon eclipses and tides


all the time in a month - long cycle