4. Going Beyond the Basics

Introduction | Tutorials: 1) Time of Day ; 2) Time of Month ; 3) Direction | TOOL AND QUIZ | Beyond the Basics | Credits | For Teachers

The main purpose of this web site is to introduce the lunar phases diagram above as a tool for answering questions like those in the quiz. For the curious student, however, answering a few questions leads to new ones. We have added this page, therefore, to list some of these questions, to sketch out brief answers, and to give some new key words that can be used as a starting point in searching reference materials for more complete answers.

First, a few questions commonly asked about the diagram.

Now that I have mastered the lunar phases diagram, what do I really know that I didn't know before?

The nice round numbers in the web tool menus seem a little too exact. Is this really the way it works?

Lunar phases web tool site map

  1. Introduction
  2. Tutorial
    1. Time of Day
    2. Time of Month
    3. Apparent Direction of Moon
  3. Lunar Phases Tool and Quiz
  4. Going Beyond the Basics
  5. Credits and Feedback
  6. Note for Teachers