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|Characteristics of Inner Planets
|1. Close to the Sun 2. Small Size 3. High Density (Rocky) 4. Slow Motion 5. No Rings 6. Few Moons
|Characteristics of Outer Planets
|1. Far from the Dun 2. Large Size (99.5%) 3. Fast Rotation 4. Low Density (Gaseous) 5. Many Moons 6. Rings
|Does Earth's shadow have effect on the moon's phases?
|Does the direction of the tilt stay the same?
|Yes, it does not change.
|Does the same side of the moon always face Earth?
|Only occurs when the moon crosses Earth's orbital plane.
|Equal amounts of day and night.
|This means the moon is 1/4 through its cycle and we see half of the moon's disc lit on the right side.
|This means the moon is 1/2 through its cycle; and it appears fully lit.
|How do you make an Earth shadow?
|The Earth, Sun, and Moon have to line up in a straight line.
|How much of the moon's surface is always lit?
|This means that a new 4 week cycle of phases is starting and we are looking at the half of the moon that is in the shadow; so we can't see the moon.
|Longest and shortest days of the year
|Summer in relation to sunrise and sunset
|The Sun rises more North of East and sets more North of West, it spends more time in the sky; the days are longer.
|This means that the moon is 3/4 through its cycle, and the shadow appears to cover the right half of the disc.
|This means that more of the moon's face appears in shadow than is lit, and the crescent appears on the left side.
|This means that we have less than the full face of the moon visible, with a shadow, but less than half.
|This means that we see more of the moon's face appearing on the right out of shadow, but less than half
|This means that more than half of the moon's face appears lit, but not all of it.
|What are seasons caused by?
|They are caused by the tilt of the Earth's rotation axis.
|What degree of tilt is the Earth?
|What happens to the sunlight because of the tilt?
|Some parts of the Earth get more sunlight than others depending on the time of year.
|What kind of shadow does a high Sun cause?
|A shorter shadow.
|Where does Earth's shadow usually fall?
|Into open space because they do not usually line up in a straight line.
|Which direction do all the planets rotate but Venus?
|Which direction does Earth spin?
|Which direction does Venus spin?
|Which direction do all the planets revolve around the Sun?
|Which part of the Moon is the Sun always located?
|The side of the Moon that is always lit.
|Which side of the Moon does the light increase from?
|The right side.
|Why can we on Earth see different amounts of the Moon?
|Because of the angle of the moon.
|Why is the moon usually above or below the Earth?
|Because the Moon's orbital plane is inclined to the Earth's orbital plane.
|Winter in relation to the sunrise and sunset
|The Sun rises more South of East and sets more South of West; it spends less time in the sky, and the days are shorter.