Predicting When The Moon Will Rise and Set


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The new moon would be expected to rise at:

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1. The full moon is likely going to set at:

2. The third quarter moon is probably going to rise at:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use the quiz and worksheet for this lesson to help you understand the methods used to predict the rising and setting of the moon. Specific details include the various phases of the moon and corresponding times of day and night relating to lunar activity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Rising of a new moon
  • Setting of a full moon
  • First and third quarter moons
  • Phases of the moon and corresponding rising and setting times

Skills Practiced

These lesson evaluations will assess your skills of:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related astronomy lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as moonrise and moonset along with a new moon as compared to a full moon
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about lunar activity

Additional Learning

Take the time to review the lesson called Predicting When the Moon Will Rise and Set so that you can be sure that you have learned all of the essential material. This lesson will address these objectives:

  • Identify when the moon is nearest the sun
  • Discover the different moon phases
  • Understand quarter moons
  • Distinguish between the moonset and moonrise