Moon Phases Song

Science Songs

When the moon looks like it’s shining
It’s just the sunlight it’s reflecting
Around the earth it’s spinning
Changes which parts are illuminated

Because the moon itself doesn’t emit light like the sun
The light that we see, that light’s reflected
29.53 days, the moon makes it’s way
Around the entire earth, each day moon phases change

New moon you can’t see at all
Next, waxing crescent
Then first quarter, half moon, it’s half lit, half lit
More than half, waxing gibbous
Full moon, sun opposite
Waning gibbous, shape starts decreasing
Last quarter, back to half lit
Finally waning crescent
Now new orbit cycle starts
And it’s a new moon

Moons position, in relation
To the earth and sun
Causes different, parts lit
Full cycle takes one month

New moon, waxing crescent, first quarter,
waxing gibbous and full moon
Waning gibbous last quarter, a waning crescent
and now we’re back to the start

When the moon looks like it’s shining
It’s just the sunlight it’s reflecting
Around the earth it’s spinning
Changes which parts are illuminated

Because the moon itself doesn’t emit light like the sun
The light that we see, that light’s reflected
29.53 days, the moon makes it’s way
Around the entire earth, each day moon phases change

New moon you can’t see at all
Next, waxing crescent
Then first quarter, half moon, it’s half lit, half lit
More than half, waxing gibbous
Full moon, sun opposite
Waning gibbous, shape starts decreasing
Last quarter, back to half lit
Finally waning crescent
Now new orbit cycle starts
And it’s a new moon

Moons position, in relation
To the earth and sun
Causes different, parts lit
Full cycle takes one month

New moon, waxing crescent, first quarter,
waxing gibbous and full moon
Waning gibbous last quarter, a waning crescent
and now we’re back to the start