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The moon orbits
Click here and have a go at the activity to an animation of the moon going around the Earth showing the different phases.
1. Wait for the animation to load.
2. Change the point of view to both.
3. Click on the animate button to start the animation.
Orbit - The path of the Moon around the Earth.
Rotate - The Earth spins around, like a top, about its axis
once each day.
Waxing - Growing
Gibbous - Swollen on one side
|Introduction to phases||Tips for Moon watching|
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|Time to see each phase||Facts about the Moon|
|Moon Calendar 2010||Moon animation|