Planet Phases: Why Does Venus Look Like the Moon? [Activity]

Planet Phases: Why Does Venus Look Like the Moon? [Activity]

  • Nighttime Event
  • Inside Venue
  • Target Audience
  • Child, Teen, Adult
You've seen the phases of the Moon. Did you know we also see the phases of two planets? This activity is a great way to explain why we see phases of Venus and Mercury when looking through the telescope.

Uploaded: October 2008

Video

Video: Why Does Venus Look Like the Moon? (Demo)

Demo of the activity.

Activity Key

Daytime Event
Daytime Event
Nighttime Event
Nighttime Event
Inside Venue
Inside Venue
Outside Venue
Outside Venue
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Target Audience