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The moon is not quite opposite the Sun as we see it from Earth.  The Moon has to move just a bit more in its orbit so we Earthlings can see all of the illuminated portion of the moon!

Moon Phase:  Almost Full (Waxing Gibbous...)

  1. Create your own almost full moon! Print, cut out, overlap and tape together the moon pieces below. 

  2. Study the features on the moon by using **HOU image processing  software.

  3. Find these craters:  Tycho, Copernicus, Kepler, Plato.

  4. Find these  'Seas': Serenity, Tranquillity, Crises, Rains.

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Lunation 928 Day 13

Universal Time: January 11, 1998 5:00

Local Time: January 10, 1998; 11:00pm

HOU Educators:  Download .fts  images to go with this moon mosaic.
Download jpgs to combine  in paint programs or  presentation software such as Power Point.

Here is a picture of a full moon taken at Yerkes Observatory in 1911 with the 40 inch refractor! 

See the website http://www.handsonuniverse.org/activities/MoonPhases for mosaics of the moon at other phases.

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