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5 Matching Questions

  1. solar system
  2. day
  3. direct sunlight
  4. sun
  5. umbra
  1. a sunlight that reaches the surface of the earth of angles greater than 45°
  2. b name for the star at the center of our solar system
  3. c the group of objects consisting of the Sun and all the bodies that orbit it
  4. d the period of time taken by a particular planet (e.g. Earth or Mars) to make a complete rotation on its axis
  5. e the darkest part of a shadow

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Occurs when the Moon passes directly between the Sun and Earth and casts a shadow over part of Earth.
  2. a change in climate caused by a change in the amount of solar energy due to the axial tilt of the earth as it revolves around the sun
  3. Is the difference in the water level between the high tide and the low tide.
  4. When the tidal range is greatest. (full moon and new moon) (High high tides and low low tides)
  5. time when the sun is shining most directly on the meridian on the "other side" of the earth from your current position.

5 True/False Questions

  1. time zoneone of the standard areas into which the earth is divided; they correspond to the 24 hours in a day


  2. total eclipsean eclipse as seen from a place where the eclipsed body is completely obscured


  3. starthe period of time that it takes for a planet to make a complete revolution around its star


  4. clockwisein the same direction as the rotating hands of a clock


  5. astronomical unitthe angle at which a planet's axis tilts


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