- Which is the best description of the moon?
- Which statement best explains why the same side of the moon always faces Earth?
- What is the phase of the moon if it a rises at 3 00 pm B is highest in the sky at sunrise C sets at 10 00 am?
- What do we always see the same side of the moon?
- Why can’t we see the far side of the moon?
- Why does the moon change colors?
- Why does moon look red?
- Will there be a red moon in 2021?
Which is the best description of the moon?
What is the best description of a moon? They both have jet streams and periods of stormy and calm weather. How is the atmosphere of Saturn similar to the atmosphere of the Earth?
Which statement best explains why the same side of the moon always faces Earth?
One side of the moon always faces Earth because of what’s called synchronous rotation. That is, the moon rotates, or spins on its axis, in the same length of time it takes to orbit Earth.
What is the phase of the moon if it a rises at 3 00 pm B is highest in the sky at sunrise C sets at 10 00 am?
What is the phase of the Moon if it (a) rises at 3:00 pm? (b) is highest in the sky at 7:00 am? (c) sets at 10:00 am? Answer: (a) waxing gibbous, (b) 3rd quarter or waning crescent, (c) waning gibbous….Answer:
|Waning Crescent||between midnight and 6 am||between noon and 6 pm|
What do we always see the same side of the moon?
We always see the same side of the Moon because its rotation period is the same as that of its orbit around the Earth. This is due to a phenomenon which is called Tidal Locking and is actual very frequent for orbiting bodies.
Why can’t we see the far side of the moon?
Tidal forces from Earth have slowed the Moon’s rotation to the point where the same side is always facing the Earth—a phenomenon called tidal locking. Earthshine does not reach the area of the far side that cannot be seen from Earth.
Why does the moon change colors?
The air molecules from Earth’s atmosphere scatter out most of the blue light. The remaining light reflects onto the Moon’s surface with a red glow, making the Moon appear red in the night sky. The name “blood moon” is also sometimes used for a Moon that appears reddish because of dust, smoke or haze in the sky.
Why does moon look red?
The moon is fully in Earth’s shadow. At the same time, a little bit of light from Earth’s sunrises and sunsets (on the disk of the planet) falls on the surface of the moon. Because the light waves are stretched out, they look red. When this red light strikes the moon’s surface, it also appears red.
Will there be a red moon in 2021?
Will there be a “Blood Moon” in 2021? Yes—in fact, there will almost be two. This incredible phenomenon of a total lunar eclipse—caused by the full Moon drifting through Earth’s central shadow in space—will be visible from North America as a special “Super Flower Blood Moon.”