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Earth, Sun, and Moon

QuestionAnswer
Rotation The act of rotating; turning on its axis.
Revolution A single turn.
Seasons One of the four periods of the year (summer, spring, fall, winter), beginning astronomically at the beginning of an equinox or solstice.
Axial Tilt
Lunar Eclipse obscuration of the light of the sun by the intervention of the moon between it and a point on the earth (solar eclipse)
Solar Eclipse obscuration of the light of the moon by the intervention of the earth between it and the sun (lunar eclipse)
Neap tide
Spring tide
New Moon No moon can be seen
Full Moon All of moon can be seen
First Quarter Right half of moon can be seen
Last Quarter Left half of moon can be seen
Waxing Growing of moon light until full moon is reached
Waning Disappearing of the moon starting at full and going until new moon.
Waxing Crescent Only a sliver of moon is seen on the right side.
Waxing Gibbous More than half of moon is visible on the right side, but not quite full yet.
Waning Crescent Only sliver of the moon is seen on the left side
Waning Gibbous More than half of moon is visible on the left side.
Wave a disturbance on the surface of a liquid body, as the sea or a lake, in the form of a moving ridge or swell.
Tide Periodic rise and fall of the ocean water.
Umbra The complete obscuration of the moon or sun during an eclipse
Penumbra The partial obscuration of the moon or sun during an eclipse
Total Eclipse an eclipse in which the surface of the eclipsed body is completely obscured
Partial Eclipse An eclipse in which the body is only partially hidden
Polaris The North Star
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