Our Moon is a natural satellite. This is a natural object that orbits or circles around a planet or star. The Moon is believed to have been an irregular piece of our planet that got knocked off by a comet. The Moon has different phases that we see here from Earth! There are different phases of the Moon. The phases are caused by the Sun’s light illuminating different parts of the Moon. There are waxing and waning phases. Waxing means that the illuminated part is getting bigger and waning means that the illuminated part is getting smaller. Check out the image below to see the Moon phases!