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Earth Sun and Moon

Science 8

equinox The event that occurs when sunlight shines equally on both hemispheres
galaxy A group of millions or billions of stars held together by gravity
gravity The force of attraction between all objects
inertia The tendency of objects to resist changes in motion
revolution The motion of one object as it moves around another object
rotation The motion of an object as it spins on an axis
orbit The path an object takes as it goes around another object
solar system A group of planets and other small bodies that orbit a sun
solstice The event that occurs when sunlight shines more directly on the northern or southern hemishpere
seasons The tilt of Earth's axis as it revolves around the sun causes _________.
summer solstice In the northern hemisphere, this is when there is a maximum number of daylight hours.
lunar eclipse This is when the Moon passes through the Earth's shadow
solar eclipse This is when the Moon casts a shadow on the Earth.
waxing This occurs during the Moon cycle when the lighted portion we see increases.
waning This occurs during the Moon cycle when the lighted portion we see decreases.
spring Light is equal on both hemispheres and the date is march 21
constellations Theses are stars that are clustered togehter to form a pattern in the sky.
Milky Way This is a hazy band of light that stretches across the sky.
day It takes one of these for the Earth to rotate on its axis.
year This is how long it takes the Earth to revolve around the Sun.
night and day This is caused by the Earth spinning on its axis.
craters These are round features that can be found on the moon.
two This is the number of high tides you could expect to see if you were on the beach for 24 hours.
Created by: srandall