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Sun, Moon, Earth

Position of Sun, Moon, Earth

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How often do spring and neap tides occur? two spring tides and two neap tides each month
Why are tides continually lowering and rising each day? The position of the moon is constantly changing.
cause of the moon's light The sunlight reflects off the moon's surface.
phase where the moon is directly between the earth and the sun New Moon
phase where the moon receives sunlight only on the side facing away from the earth New Moon
phase where the moon and the sun are on opposite sides of the earth Full Moon
What is the moon's relationship to the earth? The moon revolves around the Earth one revolution each month.
meaning of waxing getting bigger
meaning of waning getting smaller
meaning of gibbous fat
order of the moon phases starting with new moon new moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, third quarter, waning crescent
length of time it takes the moon to revolve around the earth 27.3 days
Why do we always see the same side of the moon? The Earth and moon rotate in the same direction at about the same speed, so the same side of the moon is always facing Earth.
cause of lunar eclipse Earth's shadow falls on the moon
moon phase needed for a lunar eclipse Full Moon
What causes the moon to look red during a lunar eclipse? The Earth's atmosphere refracts the sunlight and indirectly lights up the moon's surface.
main cause of ocean tides gravitational pull of the moon
tide that occurs when the sun, moon, and earth are in a straight line spring
tide that occurs when the sun, earth, and moon are at a right angle neap
phases of the moon that cause a neap tide first quarter and third quarter
two things that cause seasons tilt of the Earth and it revolution around the sun
moon phase needed for a solar eclipse New Moon
why an eclipse doesn't happen each month The moon is tilted 5 degrees.
Why does the equator absorb more heat than the poles? It gets more direct sunlight.
Created by: Nisey1996