Paper Plate Education
Good(night) Moons Rising
The classic children's book Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown has excellent illustrations by Clement Hurd. Notice the location of the moon in the great green room's window. The clocks--on the mantle and on the nightstand--advance in 10-minute increments as the full moon rises appropriately in the evening.
Two clocks show the passage of time.
Meanwhile, the painting over the fireplace of the cow jumping over the moon accurately portrays a waxing crescent moon setting in the evening sky.
More good moons rising:
See Bad Moons Rising for examples of inaccurate depictions of moon phases in many children's books. Please send examples both of bad moons and of good moons rising through our Feedback page. Thank you.
Make a Moon Finder to correlate the moon's position with any given phase and time.
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Contributed by Chuck Bueter.
GLPA Proceedings, 1997, p. 161.
Copyright ©2012 Chuck Bueter. All rights reserved.