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Unit 4 test
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The approximate length of time for Earth to rotate on its axis.
The approximate length of time it takes for Earth to revolve around the Sun.
Causes day and night on Earth
Causes the seasons on Earth
In the northern hemisphere when the sun is farthest north
When neither hemisphere is tilted toward the sun.
The different shapes of the half illuminated moon as seen from earth.
The approximate length of time for the phase of the moon to go from new moon to new moon.
tilt of the moon's orbit
Why don't we have eclipses every month?
the moon rotates once on its axis in the same period of time it takes to revolve once around Earth
the reason we see the same side of the moon
the phase we see when the moon is between the sun and earth
the phase we see when the moon is farthest away from the sun
the phases of the moon that occur when the light we see increases each night (on the right)
the phases of the moon that occur when the light we see decreases each night (on the left)
when the side of the Earth is not in the Sun's rays
when the side of the Earth is in the Sun's rays
longer days and more direct light rays
the direction of movement of Earth's rotation, Earth's revolution around the sun, and the moon's revolution around Earth
Occurs at new moon when the Moon passes directly between the Sun and Earth and casts a shadow over part of Earth
Occurs at a full moon when Earth is directly between the moon and the sun
occurs during the full and new moon phases when Earth experiences High high tides and low low tides
occurs during the first and third quarter moon phases when there is not much difference between high tide and low tide
the darkest part of a shadow, which results in total eclipses
the lighter part of a shadow, which results in partial eclipses
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