Earth Science Module 9 Sun-Earth-Moon Systems - Seasons, Motions, & Tides
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The seasons themselves are caused by two different aspects of the earth's movement, but the main effect of the seasons is due to_____.
the rotation of the earth on its axis
Spring tides _________________________ . (Select all that apply)
produce very low, low tides
occur when the moon and the sun are in alignment
produce very high, high tides
occur during the new and full moon
Solar noon at any given point on the earth is the lowest during ________ solstice.
What is the difference between spring tide and neap tide?
Spring tides occur under a full or new moons. Neap tides occur under quarter moons.
At the autumnal equinox in the northern hemisphere and the vernal equinox in the southern hemisphere, there are approximately ________________________.
12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness
Neap tides ______________________________. (Select all that apply).
have very low, high tides and very high, low tides
occur when the sun and the moon are at a 90 degree angle to each other
occur during the first and third-quarter moon
The highest point the sun can reach is called ________________.
the solar noon
Solar noon at any given point on the earth is the highest during the _______ solstice.
If the sun is at solar noon on the equator during the solstice it is _______________ . (Choose 2)
at its zenith
at approximately 90 degrees overhead
The 90° mark where the sun is in the sky is also known as the _______________.
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