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Spotting Craters

Use a flour model of the surface of the Moon to show how shadows show more details than direct light. Participants see the difference between what is observable during a full Moon and a partially dark Moon.

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Observing the Moon

Use this Moon Map Guide to identify features on the Moon. Learn what the light and dark areas are and what those craters. Find out where the astronauts landed and what fills the "seas".


NSF logoSharing the Universe is based upon work supported by the Informal Education Division of the National Science Foundation under Grant no DRL-0638873. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.