GB Wilson - 5th Gr Earth
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one of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions
the ____ of the Earth is 23 degrees. This tilt affects direct and indirect rays of the Sun on places in the World. The axis is not straight vertical (up and down) but at an angle of 23 degrees.
imaginary line passing through the center of a planet that the planet spins around
one orbit of an object in space around another object in space, such as the moon around the Earth
spinning of a planet, moon, sun, or other objects, around its axis
the sun, its planets, and all other objects in orbit around the sun or planets
any of the celestial bodies (other than comets or satellites) that revolve around the sun in the solar system
A body gravitationally bound to the Sun with enough mass to be approximately spherical in shape, but not enough mass to have pulled in debris from the neighborhood of their orbit.
objects made of rock, metal, ice that are much smaller than planets, and revolve around the Sun; most asteroids have orbits between Mars and Jupiter
solar system object made mostly of ice, which follows a long narrow orbit around the sun
force of attraction between any two objects (Law of universal gravitation- force of gravity between two objects increases as the mass of the objects increases and the distance between them decreases
The attraction that one object has for another object due to the invisible force of gravity. The force of the Moon affects the tides.
the different shapes of the moon you see from Earth
a natural body visible in the sky especially at night that gives off light or shines by
a group of stars that forms a shape or pattern
of or relating to or associated with the moon
relating to or derived from the sun or utilizing the energies of the sun
the total or partial hiding of one heavenly body by another
the regular rise and fall of the ocean's surface influenced by the moon's gravity pulling on earth
an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale)
to go around, to move around
rounded like an egg; oval
The motion a planet appears to make.
any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star
of or relating to the sky
the brightest star in Ursa Minor, Polaris
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