Earth and the Moon.

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Telescope

To glass lenses in a long wooden tube.

Crater

Large round pits on the moon.

Phase

The different shapes of the moon you see from Earth.

Eclipse

When the moons shadow hits Earth or Earth's shadow hits the moon.

Tide

The rise and fall of the oceans water every 12.5 hours or so.

Astronomy

The study of the moon stars and other objects in space.

Axis

the imaginary line that passes through the Earth's center and the north and south poles.

Revolution

The movement of one object around another object.

Rotation

The motion of an object around an internal axis.

Orbit

The patch of an object as it revolves around another object in space.

Solstice

Each of the two days of the year when the noon sun is farther north or south of the equator.

Equinox

Each of the two days of the year when neither hemisphere is tilted toward or away from the sun.

Maria

A surface on the moon which has dark flat areas. Marie mean sea.

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