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Full moon / New moon

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Full Moon - The moon is fixed in its orbit at the full phase. This occurs when the Moon is on the opposite side of Earth from the Sun, lighting up the full face of the Moon from our perspective on Earth.

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New Moon - The moon is fixed in its orbit at the new phase.  This occurs when the Moon is on the same side of Earth as the Sun, lighting up the far face of the Moon from our perspective on Earth.

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Animations produced by PSI scientist Steve Kortenkamp.

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