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science section 3 and 4

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The different shapes of the moon you see from Earth
eclipse
when an object in space comes between the sun and a third object, it casts a shadow on that object
solar eclipse
occurs when a new moon blocks your view of the sun
umbra
the very darkest part of the moon's shadow
penumbra
The larger part of the shadow
lunar eclipse
occurs at a full moon when earth is directly between the moon and the sun
tides
the rise and fall of ocean water that occurs every 12.5 hours or so
spring tide
Their combined forces produce a tide with the greatest difference between consecutive low and high tides
neap tide
a tide with the least difference between consecutive low and high tides
maria
The moon's surface has dark, flat areas
craters
moons surface is marked by large round pits
meteoroids
chunks of rock or dust from spate
telescope
a device built to observe distant objects by making them appear closer