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Chapter 7 Vocab

Lunar Eclipse When a full moon moves into earth's shadow; sun-earth-moon
Solar Eclipse When the earth moves into a new moon's shadow; sun-moon-earth
Lunar Phases When different parts of the moon are visible from Earth as a result of the moon's orbit and its change in position relative to the earth and the sun
Quarter Moon Half of one side of the moon is visible
Gibbous Moon More than half of one side of the moon is visible
New Moon None of the moon is visible
Full Moon Whole side of the moon facing earth is visible
Waxing Phases Moon appears to be getting bigger
Waning Phases Moon appears to be getting smaller
Tides Cyclical rising and falling of sea levels caused by the gravitational pull of the moon
Neap Tides Weak tides during quarter moon phases
Spring Tides Strong tides (really high and really low) during new and full moon phases
Created by: PetersMichael