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Beginning of Earth and Space

DefinitionTerm
To spin on an axis. Rotation/Rotate
To go all the way around another object. Revolution/Revolve
An imaginary line dividing the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Equator
An imaginary line on which a planet rotates. Axis
A sloping position. Tilt
Caused by the Earth's rotation once every 24 hours. Day/Night Cycle
This is when the moon appears to be fully illuminated. Full Moon
Another name for the moon cycle. Lunar Cycle
Phase of the moon were it is not visible at the time. New Moon
These are what forms when an object blocks the Sun's light. Shadows
Time of day that your shadow is the shortest. Noon
Time of day that your shadow is the longest. Early Morning/Late Afternoon
The direction the Sun rises in. East
The direction the Sun sets in. West
Caused by the tilt of the Earth on its' axis. Seasons
Mercury, Venus,Earth, and Mars Inner Planets
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune Outer Planets
How long does it take the Earth to rotate one time? 24 hours/1 day
How long does it take the Earth to revolve around the Sun? 365 days/1 year
This orbits the Earth. Moon
The center of our solar system. Sun
The direction the Earth revolves around the Sun. Counter-clockwise
These are caused by the gravitational pull of the Moon on the Earth. Tides
Created by: Mr. Minett