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Earth & Moon Movemen

Space - Movements of the Earth & the Moon (Applied)

QuestionAnswer
What is the angle of the tilt of the Earth's axis? 23.5
One revolution of the Earth around the sun is equal to what time frame? 1 year
The Earth's orbit is what shape? Elliptical
What do we receive more of in the summer season? Daylight hours
Which Hemisphere is closest to the Sun in the winter position? Southern Hemisphere
How many days does it take for the moon to have 1 full rotation? 29 days
How many days does it take for 1 revolution the moon takes around the Earth? 29 days
What is the "dark side" of the moon? The part of the moon that remains in the dark as seen from Earth
When the moon is on the opposite side of the night time side of the Earth, what phase is the moon in? New Moon
When the moon is on the same side of the night time side of the Earth, what phase is the moon in? Full Moon
When you can see most but not all of the moon, what phase is the moon in? Gibbous
When you can see a small portion of the moon, what phase is the moon in? Crescent
When you can see half of the moon, what phase is the moon in? 1st or 3rd quarter
What is the term used for the direct shadow behind the object? Umbra
What is the term used for a side shadow? Penumbra
When would you see a lunar eclipse? When the Moon is in the Earth's umbra
When would see a solar eclipse? When a portion of the Earth is in the Moon's umbra
Created by: syoung324