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7 Written Questions

6 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. one celestial body obscures another
  2. (of the moon) pertaining to the period during which the visible surface of the moon decreases
  3. Earth's yearlong elliptical orbit around the sun
  4. the tide with the greatest difference between consecutive low and high tides
  5. a single complete turn (axial or orbital)
  6. one of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions

6 True/False Questions

  1. full moonmoon phase that occurs when the Moon is between Earth and the Sun, at which point the Moon cannot be seen because its lighted half is facing the Sun and its dark side faces Earth

          

  2. equinoxeither of two times of the year when the sun crosses the plane of the earth's equator and day and night are of equal length

          

  3. low tidea tide with the least difference between high and low tide that occurs when the sun and moon pull at right angles to each other

          

  4. waxing(of the moon) pertaining to the period during which the visible surface of the moon increases

          

  5. tidal range(of the moon) pertaining to the period during which the visible surface of the moon decreases

          

  6. solar eclipseoccurs when the Moon passes directly between the Sun and Earth and casts a shadow over part of Earth

          

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