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6 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. moon 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. the center around which something rotates
  3. either 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
  4. the highest point on shore that the ocean reaches (occurs when the sun and moon are in line)
  5. only a thin outer disk of the sun can be seen
  6. a tide with the least difference between high and low tide that occurs when the sun and moon pull at right angles to each other

6 True/False Questions

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

          

  2. rotationEarth's yearlong elliptical orbit around the sun

          

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

          

  4. full moonwe see all of lit side, phase that occurs when all of the Moon's surface facing Earth reflects light

          

  5. solsticeeither of the two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator

          

  6. waning(of the moon) pertaining to the period during which the visible surface of the moon decreases

          

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