10 terms

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eclipse
an event in which the shadow of one celestial body falls on another.
neap tide
the tide minimum range that occurs during the first and third quarters of the moon.
spring tide
a tide of increased range that occurs two times a month, at the new and full moons.
tidal range
the difference in levels of ocean water at high tide and low tide.
tide
the periodic rise and fall of the water level in the oceans and other large bodies of water.
day
the time required for Earth to turn once on its axis.
year
the time required for Earth to revolve completely around the sun.
phase
the change in the sunlit area of one celestial body as seen from another celestial body.
solstice
the point at which the Sun is as far north or as far south of the equator as possible.
equinox
the moment when the Sun appears to cross the celestial equator.
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