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Earth, Moon, & Sun

A complete trip along an orbit revolution
time required for Earth to rotate once on its axis 24 hrs or a day
the spinning of a body on its axis rotation
the path a body follows as it travels around another body in space orbit
when the shadow of one celestial body falls on another eclipse
different appearances of the moon due to its changing position phases
this causes day and night Earth's rotation
the daily change in the level of the ocean waters tides
when the moon appears to be getting larger waxing
when the moon appears to be getting smaller waning
differences of levels of ocean water at high tide and low tide tidal range
when the Earth's shadow falls on the moon lunar eclipse
when the moon comes between the Earth and the sun solar eclipse
the phase of the moon when there is no visible moon in the sky new moon
tides with largest daily tidal range that occur at new moon and full moon spring tide
tides with smallest daily tidal range that occur at 1st & 3rd quarter moon neap tide
the approximate amount of time it takes the moon to revolve around the Earth a month
The amount of time it takes the Earth to revolve around Sun a year
The word lunar refers to this moon
the solar refers to this sun
the Earth's tilt and revolution around the sun are the main causes of this seasons
The Northern and southern hemispheres have seasons that are ________ reversed or opposite
The Earth rotates in this direction counterclockwise
The season of the northern hemisphere that has the most direct sunlight summer
This is responsible for the amount of daylight hours we experience latitude (distance north or south of the equator)
The side of the Earth facing the moon is experiencing what tide? high
The moon has the strongest pull on this side of the Earth the side facing the moon.
Created by: kimhanson
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