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5 Matching questions

  1. Prominence
  2. Lunar eclipse
  3. Waxing phases
  4. Solstice
  5. Solar eclipse
  1. a the lighted side of the Moon gradually increases
  2. b a mass of glowing gas looping out from the surface of the Sun, usually near sunspots
  3. c when the Moon is directly between the Sun and Earth, blocking the Sun's light casting a shadow over a certain area on Earth
  4. d when Earth is directly between the Sun and the Moon, blocking the Sun's light so that Earth's shadow is cast over the Moon
  5. e either of two days during the year when the tilt of Earth causes the length of day to be the longest or the shortest

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. tides that are not as high or low as usual caused by the Sun and Moon being at right angles to the Earth; occur when the pull of the Sun and Moon act against each other
  2. a sudden burst of hot gas from the Sun that releases large amounts of energy into space
  3. the lighted side of the Moon gradually decreases
  4. a piece of rock, smaller than a planet, that orbits the Sun; many are found orbiting in a region between Mars and Jupiter
  5. the central line around which the Earth spins is not straight up-and-down but is slanted at a 23 ½ degree tilt

5 True/False questions

  1. Radio telescopean instrument that uses a large antenna to gather radio waves emitted from objects (stars and galaxies) in space
    Satellite (man-made) an object place in orbit that contains instruments and/or telescopes to collect information from space

          

  2. Spring tideshigher than usual high tides and lower than usual low tides caused by the lining up of the Sun, Moon, and Earth; occur when the gravitational pull of the Sun and Moon are combined

          

  3. Quarter moonone-half of the lighted side of the Moon faces Earth

          

  4. Coronaillumination of the sky near the poles as a result of solar particles entering the ionosphere

          

  5. Gibbous moonone-half of the lighted side of the Moon faces Earth