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Earth, Sun, Moon <3

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Rotation The spinning of Earth on its axis.
Revolution The circular movement of the Earth around the Sun.
Axis The imaginary line that goes through the North and South poles.
Equator The imaginary line around the Earth that divides it into North & South Poles
Tilt To make soething slope by raising one end.
Hemisphere The two halves of the Earth created by the Equator. (Northern & Southern)
Seasons Caused by Earth's tilt on it's axis.
Axial Tilt The angle the rotational axis and the orbital axis.
Lunar Eclipse When Earth moves between the moon and sun, and the moon is not visible.
Solar Eclipse When the moon moves between the Earth and sun and completely covers the sun.
Neap Tide A 1st or 3rd Quarter moon is needed for this tide. It happens when the sun, moon, and earth form a right angle. This tide is also very low.
Spring Tide A full or new moon is needed for this tide. The moon, sun, & Earth must all be in a straight line for this tide to take place. It is a very high tide.
New Moon 1st phase of the moon, the sun is behind the moon.
Full Moon 5th phase of the moon; the sun is right in front of the moon.
First Quarter 3rd moon phase; the right half of the moon is lit up.
Third Quarter 7th moon phase; the left half of the moon is lit up.
Waxing Term used when the lit portion of the moon is getting bigger.
Waning Term used when the lit portion of the moon is getting smaller.
Waxing Crescent 2nd phase of the moon; a sliver of the moon is lit on the right side.
Waxing Gibbous 4th phase of the moon; a large portion of the moon is lit on the right side; almost full but not quite yet.
Waning Crescent 8th phase of the moon; almost a new moon. A sliver of the moon is lit on the left side.
Waning Gibbous 6th phase of the moon; the moon is now getting smaller, but a large portion of the left side of the moon is still lit up.
Wave A long body of water that curls up and then breaks on the shore.
Tide The rising and falling of the sea that has to do with the Earth's gravitational pull.
Umbra The complete shadow cast on the Earth by an eclipse. You can only see an eclipse if you are in it during an eclipse.
Penumbra A less dark shadow outside the umbra made during an eclipse.
Total Eclipse An eclipse where the whole sun or moon covered.
Partial Eclipse An eclipse where the sun or moon is only partialy covered.
Polaris The "north star". The Earth's axis always points to it.
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