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Lunar List

Crater A bowl-shaped depression with a raised rim, formed by the impact of a meteorite
Gravity The natural force of attraction between any two objects, such as the Earth and Sun, which gets stronger the bigger the object
tide The periodic rise and fall of oceans under the gravitational pull of the moon (usually 2 high and 2 low tides each day) flow=forward, ebb=back
Moon A natural satellite that orbits the Earth that shines by the Sun's reflected light
Orbit The curved path around an object, such as the path a planet follows around the sun
Phases / Lunar Cycle The different shapes of the moon as we see it from Earth during the time that the moon revolves around the Earth
Solar System the Sun, eight planets, and the other objects that orbit the Sun in a predictable manner
Season One of the four periods of the year (winter, spring, summer, fall /autumn)
Eclipse The total or partial covering up of one celestial body by another
Created by: Zebras