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Solar System Vocabu

magnify to make an object appear larger
telescope makes objects appear larger,brighter and sharper
planet A large body in space that orbits a star.
inner planets the planets closest to the sun-Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars.
outer planets The planets farthest from the sun -Jupiter,Saturn,Uranus,and Neptune.
solar system the sun, planets, moon, and other objects that orbits the sun
sun the nearest star to Earth
orbit to move in a path around an object
gas giant a very large planet made up mostly of gases
axis an imaginaty line through the center of an object
rotate to turn on an axis
equator is a imginary line that circles the earth halfway between the north and south poles
revolve to move in a path around another object
season one of the four parts of the year-spring, summer, fall, and winter
phases of the moon the different ways the moon looks throughout the month
crescent moon The phase of the Moon when a thin part of the Moon's near side is sunlit
full moon the phase of the Moon when all of the Moon's near side is sunlit
new moon The phase of the Moon when the Moon's side appears totly dark
waxing moon the phases of the Moon when an increasing amount of the Moon's near side is sunlit
waning moon The phases of the moon when a decreasing amout of the Moon's near side is sunlit
quarter moon The phase of the moon when half of the Moons near side is sunlit
constellation a group of star that forms a animal, person or object
star a ball of hot gases that gives off light and other forms of energy
How long does it take for Earth to complete it's orbit around the sun? 365 days
Earth's rotation on its axis causes day and night
Approximately how long does it take the Moon to revolve around the Earth? 28 days
What are the 4 categories of star identification? pattern, brightness, color, number
Which star identification uses surface temperature? brightness
If it is summer in the southern hemisphere that the northern hemisphere must be tilted towards or away from the sun? away from the sun
The sun rises in the... east
The suns sets in the... west
Name the planets in order. Mercury Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
Created by: ctabor