What is a New Moon? - Definition & Phases Video

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Which is NOT a reason that you might not see the moon in the night sky?

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1. Why is the new moon not visible on earth?

2. Where in the lunar cycle is the full moon?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the features of the new moon. Some things you'll be assessed on include why the new moon is not visible on Earth and where the new moon falls in the lunar cycle.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Reason(s) the Moon might not be visible in the night sky
  • Stages of the lunar cycle
  • Definition of 'black moon'
  • Why there isn't a solar eclipse at every new moon

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the features of a new moon
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the relation between the lunar cycle and a new moon
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on solar eclipses and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about this element of the lunar cycle, review the accompanying lesson titled What Is a New Moon? - Definition & Phases. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • When the Moon disappears
  • The new moon and phases of the Moon
  • A solar eclipse
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