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The Earth's only natural satellite. The moon has a cold, dry orb covered with many lunar craters and strewn with rocks and dust. The moon has no atmosphere. But recent lunar missions have found plenty frozen water on the moon.

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Moon

crescent Moon

Astronomy; Moon

A phase of the Moon just before and after the new moon, when only a thin curved section is illuminated by the Sun. The last crescent moon before the new moon is called the old crescent moon, and the ...

dark of the Moon

Astronomy; Moon

Another name given to the new moon. It's so named because during this phase, the Moon is not visible in the sky.

young crescent Moon

Astronomy; Moon

Term used to denote the initially visible crescent of the Moon immediately after the new Moon.

gibbous Moon

Astronomy; Moon

The phase of the Moon when it is getting larger after the first quarter moon phase (waxing gibbous) or smaller after the full moon but before the last quarter moon (waning gibbous).

Full moon

Astronomy; Moon

The moon when it appears as a fully lit disk. A full moon happens when the Moon and Sun are on opposite sides of the Earth.

Crescent moon

Astronomy; Moon

The moon when it appears partly but less than one-half lit. It is seen between a new moon and a half moon.

Moon

Astronomy; Moon

The round object that moves around the Earth at a distance of about 240,000 miles. Moon is one-fourth the size of the Earth.

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