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Tonight you see the Moon at midnight at its highest point in your sky. What is the phase of the Moon?c. Full moon.How can you tell from the photos in the figure below that the Moon always keeps the same side facing Earth?d. The positions of the Moon’s features don’t change.Look at the figure below. Find the person looking at a new moon at midday. What fraction ofthe near side of the Moon is illuminated? Likewise, what fraction is in the dark?c. The whole near side is darkWhy do solar eclipses happen only at new moon?a. Earth should be in the Moon’s shadow, therefore, at the opposite side from the Sun.Tonight you see a waxing crescent moon. Seven days from now, which phase will you see if the night sky is clear?d. Seven days later, the phase of the Moon would be a waxing gibbous.

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