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The sun-earth-moon

chapter 10

orbit the path taken by an object revolving around another
sphere a round,three-dimensional object
axis imaginary vertical line around which earth spins
rotation spinning of the earth on its axis
revolution earths yearly orbit around the sun
ellipse an elongated,closed curve
solstice is the day when the sun reaches its greatest distance north or south of the equator
equinox occurs when the sun is directly above earth's equator
mantle portion of the interior of a planet or moon lying between the crust and the core
moon phase are different forms that the moon takes in its appearance from earth
new moon when the moon is between the earth and the sun
waning less of the illuminated half of the moon
full moon occurs when all of the moon's surface is facing earth reflecting light
solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves between the sun & the earth & cast its shadow over part of earth
maria flat regions
lunar eclipse when earth's shadow falls on the moon
comet space object orbiting the sun formed from dust and rock particles mixed with frozen water,methane,& ammonia
impact basin depression left behind by an object striking the moon
waxing more of the illuminated half of the moon
Created by: pajamagirl