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SUN AND MOON

its sience

TermDefinition
sphere 3D circle
axis imaginary line that cuts through the middle of the earth
rotation spinning of earths imaginary axis which takes about 24 hours to complete
revolution earths yearly elliptical around the sun
ellipse elongated close curve that causes earths long orbit
solstice twice yearly at the point when the sun reaches the greatest distance from the equator
equinox twice yearly time each spring and fall when sun is directly over equator and the # of day light is the same
moon phase change in appearance of the moon as reinform the earth due to the relative position of the earth moon sun
new moon moon phase that seams that the moon disappeared
waxing describes phases following a new moon as the more lighted side of the moon becomes more visible
waning describes phases that occur after a full moon as the lighted side of the moon grows smaller
full moon phase that occurs when the moon all of the moons surface is facing the sun and becomes more visible
solar eclipse occurs when the moon goes be tween the earth and the sun and creates a shadow on the earth
lunar eclipse occurs when earths shadow falls on the moon
maria dark colors on the moon that are like water
impact basin a hollow crater left on the surface of the moon by asteroids
Created by: EDD7994