Sun,moon, earth. Atmosphere

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What causes the phases of the moon?

the reflection of light from sun and revolution of moon.

Do we see all parts of the moon?

no because it rotates and revolves at the same time.

What causes tides?

moons gravitational pull

Highlands

Light gray area on the moon

Maria

Dark gray areas on the moon

Regolith

Lunar dust

why do we have seasons?

Tilt of our axis

Whats makes our atmosphere?

nitrogen,oxygen

Troposhere

Layer closest to earth, were weather occurs

Stratosphere

Layer containing our ozone layer

Radiation

Transfer of thermal energy by electromagnetic waves

Conduction

Transfer of thermal energy by direct contact

Convention

Transfer of thermal energy by heating

Temperature

measure of the average kinetic energy

Heat

Total amount of thermal energy in a system

Condensation

gas to a liquid

Evaporation

Liquid to a gas

Humidity

amount of water vapor in the atmosphere at a given

Relative Humidity

ratio of water vapor contained in a specific volume of air compared with how much water vapor and amount of air can be held

how clouds form?

when warm moist air rises

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