An alien from Mars, named Brainy, had always wondered what it was like on the Moon. So one day he decided to take his UFO there to visit. He hoped he would be able to see an eclipse.
Brainy was so excited to get there that he flew there in record time. During his flight he saw the revolution of the Moon and Earth.
Brainy noticed that he could see one of the eight phases of the moon from his UFO. The moon phase he seen was the first quarter. One side was dark and cold and the other side was bright.
Brainy was disappointed that he didn't pick a time of solstice, since they only happen twice a year. But, he did happen to come on the time of year during an equinox.
The next day he woke up facing the sun when he specifically remembered that he fell asleep away from the sun. He thought about it and he thinks it's from the moon's rotation, twisting him to face the sun while he was sleeping
He thought the moon was GREAT, but, he started to miss home. So he got ready and packed all of his things in his UFO and took off back to Mars. Next time he wanted to make sure he came during a solstice.