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Science Chap 7

The Moon and Oceans

TermDefinition
moon natural satellite of the earth
Moon's diameter is about ________ of the earth's diameter. 1/4
The moon doesn't make its own _________________. light
The moon's gravity is about _________of the earth's gravity. 1/6
No atmosphere means that the moon has... extreme temperature changes
satellite any object that travels around another object in space
crater a hollowed-out place on the moon's surface
rille a deep valley on the moon's surface
mare a large, flat land area on the moon's surface
A change in gravity does not change an object's mass, but it does change its _________________. weight
rotation each complete spin of the moon on its axis
ellipse the shape of the moon's orbit
Number of days for the moon to go through all its phases 29 and a half days
orbit the path the moon takes around the earth
What keeps the moon in its orbit? the earth's gravity
phase the part of the near side of the moon that is lit by the sun as seen from the Earth
waxing when the lit part of the moon is growing larger
crescent the narrow lit sliver of the moon's circle shape
gibbous the shape of the moon when it is more than half but not completely full
eclipse when an object passes into the shadow of another object
solar eclipse the moon passes between the sun and the earth
lunar eclipse moon passes through the earth's shadow
Created by: PRO Teacher dsaff