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Discipline: Physics

Question topic: Astronomy: Phases of the Moon

Source: Originais Teachy

Level of difficulty: Medium

(Originais Teachy 2023) - Question Medium of Physics

Suppose you are a farmer in a small community and need to determine the right time to start planting your crops, taking into account the phases of the moon. Observing the sky, you see that today the moon is in the waxing phase, with approximately half of its surface illuminated. Considering this scenario, answer the following: (a) How many days will it take for the full moon to occur after the current waxing phase? (b) Describe the intermediate phases that the moon goes through before reaching the full moon. (c) Based on this information, explain how the phases of the moon could be useful to you as a farmer in determining the timing of planting.

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