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Science Terms

Moon and sun terms

What motion results in the day/night cycle on earth Earth rotation
Differentiate between 1 earth rotation and 1 earth revolution Rotation is one day and Revolution is one year
What is the time for 1 earth rotation 24 hours
What happens to the position of the sun in the sky over one earth rotation Rises in the east and sets in the west
What direction will a shadow fall in Wisconsin Before noon: West At noon: North After Noon: East
What is the direction of earths rotation Counter Clockwise
If earths rotation was reversed what would change about the position of the sun in the sky over 1 earth rotation West to East
How many earths rotations occur in one revolution 365.25
Explain why every 4th calender year has an extra day The .25 adds up to one whole day
Describe the shape of earths orbit oliptical
On what day is the earth closest to the sun December 21st
On what day of the year is the earth furthest from the sun June 21st
What is the average distance between earth and the sun in kilometers 147,200,000
What causes the tilt of the seasons The tilt of the earths axis
How does the angle of sunlight affect temperature More rays directed at the earth
Describe how the the tilt of the earth changes over the 4 seasons The northern hemisphere is tilted at the sun in June and the southern hemisphere is tilted at the sun in December
Compare the length of daylight and night over the 4 seasons in the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere Summer=Long Winter=shorter Spring/autumn= same
Vernal equinox March 21st-June 21st=tropic of cancer
Autumnal Equinox September 21st-December 21st=tropic of Capricorn
Summer solstice June 21st-march 21st= Tropic of Capricorn
Winter solstice December 21st-September 21st= tropic of cancer
What percent of the moon is always lit at any phase 50%
what is the source of the moon's illumination sun
does the moon usually rise as the sun sets yes
What are extreme tides Extreme rising and falling of tides
What motion causes the tides on earth moon
When are extreme tides high or low full and new moon
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