Look up into the night sky on a clear night. You’ll probably see stars. But the biggest and brightest object will be the moon. It’s the easiest thing to find in the dark night sky. You may see a full moon, a half moon or a crescent moon. When it’s time for a new moon, you see no moon at all. A new moon happens when no sunlight hits the moon. The moon has no light of its own. It reflects light from the sun.
(in the office)
Tina: There will be a full moon this evening, Greg. You’ll have to go outside and see it.
Greg: I’d like to. But we won’t see the moon tonight.
Tina: Why not? The moon will be the brightest object in the sky.
Greg: I know. But it will be cloudy tonight. It’s going to rain.
Tina: Oh, that’s too bad! The moon is so beautiful when it’s full.
Greg: The moon reflects sunlight! Did you know that?
Tina: Yes! So we won’t be able to see the moon at all tonight?
Greg: No. We need a clear night.
Greg: You’ll probably see a crescent moon one of these nights.
Tina: I hope so. The moon is so pretty.
Greg: The stars are, too.
Tina: Yes. I like looking at the night sky.
1. Why can’t they see the full moon tonight?
2. Would you like to visit the moon? Why or why not?