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New Moon Night
By Mary Lynn Bushong
1 Cora and Carl followed Dad up the grassy hill. Dad held a long black tube with three legs. It was a telescope.
2 "What does the telescope do, Dad?" asked Cora.
3 "It helps you to see things better that are far away," said Dad. "We will use it to look at the stars and planets."
4 "I want to see the moon," said Carl.
5 "You cannot do that tonight," said Dad.
6 "Why not?" asked Carl. "The moon is easy to find."
7 "It will not be easy tonight," said Dad. "It is a new moon night. The moon is in shadow; it is between us and the sun."
8 "Why do they call it a new moon?" asked Cora.
9 "Many cultures start each month right after a new moon. They do not follow the calendar like we do. As soon as they could see the sliver of the moon, it was a new month. New moon, new moonth, new month, get it? Month comes from the word moon." Dad stopped and looked around. "This looks like a good place," he said.
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