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RBMS Moon & Seasons

Vocabulary

QuestionAnswer
Tides Daily movements of ocean water that change the level of the ocean's surface.
Gravity The force of attraction between two objects.
Lunar Eclipse An event in which the Earth comes between the sun and the moon and the shadow of the Earth falls on the moon.
Revolution The motion of a body as it orbits another body in space; one complete trip along an orbit.
Rotation The spin of an object on its axis.
Axis Imaginary line through an object. The object rotates on the axis.
Hemisphere The half of the Earth (top or bottom) that the equator separates.
Phases The moon's different appearances to us on Earth; they are due to the moon's changing position in its orbit.
Solar Eclipse An event in which the moon comes between the Earth and the sun and the shadow of the moon falls on part of the Earth.
Solstice The point at which the sun is as far North or South of the equator as possible.
Equinox The point at which the sun is directly above the equator.
Waning Late phases of the moon when the sunlit fraction we see from Earth is getting SMALLER.
Waxing Early phases of the moon when the sunlit fractions we see from Earth is getting LARGER.
Created by: lauren_kennedy