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Earth & Moon Review
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The imaginary linen that passes thru the Earth's center and the North & South poles is the _____.
Earth spinning on its axis is called _____.
Earth's rotation causes _____ & _____.
Which direction does the Earth rotate?
West to East
How long does it take the Earth to rotate?
The movement of one object around another is called _____.
What is one revolution around the sun called?
_____ is the path of an object as it revolves around another object.
How many days does it take the Earth to make one revolution around the sun?
365 1/4 days
Why does the Earth have seasons?
Because of the revolution of the sun and the tilt
When the Northern Hemisphere is tilted toward the sun, what seasons is it in the Northern Hemisphere?
What causes the phases of the moon, eclipses, and tides?
The positions of the moon, Earth, and cause of phases of the moon
The moon _____ and _____around the Earth.
It takes the moon _____ days to rotate and revolve.
How are we able to see the moon since it does NOT give off its own light?
How much of the moon is ALWAYS lit up by the sun?
What determines how much of the lit side of the moon we see?
Position of the moon around the Earth
When does a New Moon occur?
Lit side facing sun and not the Earth
When the moon's shadow hits the Earth or Earth's shadow hits the moon, what is it called?
When the moon passes between the sun and Earth casting a shadow on the Earth it is called a _____ eclipse.
Lunar eclipses can only happen during a _____ moon. This happens when the moon passes thru the shadow the the _____.
Why do tides occur?
it's based on how much the moon pulls on different parts of the Earth
Does the sun's gravity affect our tides?
Spring tides give us the _____ high tides and _____ low tides because the sun, Earth, and moon are lined up in a straight line.
Neap tides give us the _____ high tides and _____ low tides because the sun and moon are pulling at opposite angles on the Earth.
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