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Chapter 5

Earth, Moon and Sun

Axis The imaginary line that passes through Earth's center and the North and South poles.
Rotation The spinning of Earth on it's axis.
Revolution The movement of one object around another.
Orbit Earths path around the Sun.
Calendar A system of organizing time that defines the beginning, length, and divisions of a year.
Solstice The Sun appears to be farthest north of the equator once a year and farthest south once each year.
Equinox Halfway between the solstices the sun is directly over the equator, and neither hemisphere is tilted toward or away from the sun.
Phase The different shapes of the moon you see from earth.
Eclipse When an object in space comes between the sun and a third object, it casts a shadow on that object.
Solar Eclipse When the moon passes between the earth and the sun, blocking the sunlight from earth.
Umbra The very darkest part of a shadow
Penumbra The lighter part of the moons shadow.
Tide The rise and fall of ocean water that occurs every 12.5 hours.
Spring Tide When the Sun, Earth, and the Moon are nearly in a line during a new moon causing the greatest difference between consecutive low and high tides.
Neap Tide During the moons first quarter the Sun is at a right angle to the Moon and Earth causing the least difference between consecutive low and high tides.
Lunar Eclipse At a full moon when earth passes between the sun and the moon.
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