Today Class I'm going to bring you to another Universe! We call it space! Let's go take a look at the relationships between the Earth, Sun, and Moon!
Lets Do It!
This is the Sun! Its extremely hot and all the other planets orbit it! Next to it is the Earth. This is where we all live! It is 3rd closest to the Sun and takes 365 days to make a full revolution around the sun! And finally this is the moon! It's better to see during the night and goes through stages! All of these objects, are in our Solar System and they all play a huge part in it as well.
Earth is the only planet known to have oxygen, water/oceans and source of life. It is the 5th largest planet in our solar system. Earth has a diameter roughly about 13 000 km. And is round because gravity pulls it into a ball. However, it is not fully round because of the way it spins. As the Earth spins and orbits the sun, making day and night, the moon is orbiting around the Earth. The Earth orbits the sun at approximately 45 million miles, meanwhile the moon has to keep up with it.
Here on Earth all our natural light comes from the sun! The side of the earth facing the sun, has day while the way facing away from the sun, has night. Because the sun is so big, especially in comparison to the earth, it shines over the earth giving light to the moon and making the moon shine and make light.
As the moon orbits the earth, the sun shines its light onto the moon making the moon to shine and make light during the nights. Movements in the ocean in Earth is caused by the moon’s gravity pulling at earth. When the sun and moon are aligned together, it causes strong gravitational forces which then makes extremely high and low tides. These are called spring tides. The moon has many phases because as it orbits and spins around earth. The phases are called: First quarter Waxing gibbous Full Waning gibbous Third quarter Waxing gibbous New Waxing crescent
It takes 365 days for the Earth to do a full revolution around the sun!
So Class, I hope you have learnt about the relationships between the Earth, Sun and Moon. Have a nice day!
The moon goes through stages because of how it orbits the Earth.