← Astronomy #7 Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- lunar eclipse
- solar eclipse
- a partial shadow (not as dark)
- b Occurs when the Moon passes directly between the Sun and Earth and casts a shadow over part of Earth.
- c the period of time taken by a particular planet (e.g. Earth or Mars) to make a complete rotation on its axis
- d occurs when Earth's shadow falls on the Moon
- e time when the sun is shining most directly on the meridian on the "other side" of the earth from your current position.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- sunlight that reaches the surface of the earth of angles greater than 45°
- the time when the uppermost portion of the Sun's disk disappears below the horizon
- time when the sun is shining most directly on your meridian (longitude)
- the distance that light travels in a year
9, 460, 730, 472, 580.8 km
- an imaginary line that passes through Earth's center and its North and South Poles
5 True/False Questions
international date line → the imaginary line passing through the western Pacific ocean that marks the start of a new day.
total eclipse → an eclipse as seen from a place where the eclipsed body is completely obscured
rotation → the act of moving in an orbit around another object
clockwise → the day when the Sun reaches its greatest distance north or south of the equator (winter and summer)
universe → all of space and everything in it (made up of galaxies)