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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Gibbous moon
  2. Rotation
  3. Eclipse
  4. Equinox
  5. Tides
  1. a either of two days during the year when the Sun is directly above the equator; daylight and night are the same length
  2. b the shadow caused by a body blocking the light from another
  3. c spinning on an axis; a day on Earth is based on a 24 hour rotation
  4. d daily changes in the level of the surface levels of Earth's oceans due to the gravitational pull of the Moon and the Sun
  5. e more than one-half of the lighted side of the Moon faces Earth but not yet full

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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
  2. a mass of frozen gases and rock particles that orbits the Sun
  3. the amount of matter in an object; is the same no matter where the object is located
  4. a unit of distance that astronomers use to measure distance to stars and galaxies in space; equal to the distance light travels in one year
  5. objects that orbit the central star, known as the Sun; e.g. planets, moons, asteroids, comets, meteoroids

5 True/False questions

  1. Milky Way Galaxythe name given to the spiral galaxy of which the Sun and its solar system are a part

          

  2. Photospheremost prominent layer of the Sun's atmosphere; emits the light we see; is blocked during a total eclipse

          

  3. Prominencea mass of frozen gases and rock particles that orbits the Sun

          

  4. Asteroida chunk of rock that moves about within the solar system; called a meteor if it enters a planet's atmosphere; called a meteorite if it impacts the surface of a planet or moon

          

  5. Seasonsthe amount of matter in an object; is the same no matter where the object is located