Astronomy quiz #5
At approximately what time would a first quarter Moon rise?
If the Moon rises around 3 A.M., its phase must be
All of the following statements are true. Which one explains the reason why there is not a solar eclipse at every new Moon?
The orbital plane of the Moon is tilted by about 5 to the ecliptic plane.
What effect or effects would be most significant if the Moon's orbital plane were exactly the same as the ecliptic plane?
Solar eclipses would be much more frequent
What conditions are required for a solar eclipse?
The phase of the Moon must be new, and the nodes of the Moon's orbit must be nearly aligned with Earth and the Sun.
What conditions are required for a lunar eclipse?
The phase of the Moon must be full, and the nodes of the Moon's orbit must be nearly aligned with Earth and the Sun.
In addition to the conditions required for any solar eclipse, what must also be true in order for you to observe a total solar eclipse?
The Moon's umbra must touch the area where you are located.
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