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TermDefinition
Day a period of time that the area of Earth you are on is facing the sun
Night A period of time that the area of Earth that you are on is facing away from the sun
Rotation The spinning of Earth on its axis
Axis An imaginary line that passes through Earth’s center and the North and South poles, about which Earth roatates
Phases The different shapes of the moon you see from Earth
Waxing Getting bigger
Waning Getting smaller
Illuminate Make lighter or brighter
Revolution The movement of an object around another object
Seasons Each of the Four divisions of the year (spring, summer, autumn, and winter) marked by particular weather patterns and daylight hours, resulting in the earth changing position with regard to the sun.
Solar eclipse The blocking of sunlight earth that occurs when the moon is directly between the sun and the earth.
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