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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Aurora
  2. Solar winds
  3. Solar eclipse
  4. Asteroid
  5. Light year
  1. a when the Moon is directly between the Sun and Earth, blocking the Sun's light casting a shadow over a certain area on Earth
  2. b illumination of the sky near the poles as a result of solar particles entering the ionosphere
  3. c a unit of distance that astronomers use to measure distance to stars and galaxies in space; equal to the distance light travels in one year
  4. d a stream of electrically charged particles flowing from the Sun
  5. e a piece of rock, smaller than a planet, that orbits the Sun; many are found orbiting in a region between Mars and Jupiter

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. either of two days during the year when the tilt of Earth causes the length of day to be the longest or the shortest
  2. when Earth is directly between the Sun and the Moon, blocking the Sun's light so that Earth's shadow is cast over the Moon
  3. dark areas of the Sun's surface, which are cooler than surrounding areas
  4. spinning on an axis; a day on Earth is based on a 24 hour rotation
  5. regions in outer space made up of billions of stars, gas, and dust clouds; they have different shapes - elliptical, spiral, irregular

5 True/False questions

  1. Solar flarea sudden burst of hot gas from the Sun that releases large amounts of energy into space

          

  2. New moonall of the lighted side faces the Earth

          

  3. Meteoroida chunk of rock that moves about within the solar system; called a meteor if it enters a planet's atmosphere; called a meteorite if it impacts the surface of a planet or moon

          

  4. Tidesdaily changes in the level of the surface levels of Earth's oceans due to the gravitational pull of the Moon and the Sun

          

  5. Waxing phasesthe lighted side of the Moon gradually increases

          

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