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6th Earth Science


The study of the moon, star and other objects in space. astronomy
an imaginary line that passes through Earth's center and the North and South poles, about which the Earth rotates axis
The spinning motion of a planet about its axis rotation
THe movement of an object around another object revolution
THe path of an object as it revoles areound another object. orbit
A measurement of distance from the equator, expressed in degrees north or south. latitude
The two days of the year on which the noon sun is directly overhead at either 23.5 degrees South or 23.5 degrees North. solstice
The two days of the year on which neither hemisphere is tilted towards or away from the Sun. equinox
The day of the year that marks the beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere autumnal equinox
The day of the year that marks the beginning of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. vernal equinox
one of the different shapes of the moon as seen from Earth phase
The partial blocking of one object by another eclipse
The rise and fall of the level of water in the ocean tide
The blocking of sunlight to the moon that occurs whrn Earth is directly between the sun and the moon lunar eclipse
The attractive force between two objects; its magnitude depends on their masses and the distance between them. gravity
The darkest part of the Moon's shadow. It is cone shaped. Total solar eclipse is when the umbra hits the Earth. umbra
moon's first and last quarter. The sun is at a right angle with the Moon and Earth neap tide
Created by: jjscaputo