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Cycle and Patterns in Space

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axis
the imaginary line through the center of an object
constellation
A group of stars that form a pattern in the sky
crescent
the phase of the moon when a thin part of hte moon's near side is sunlight
equator
an imaginary line around the Earth forming the great circle that is equidistant from the north and south poles
full moon
phase of the moon that occurs when all of the Moon's near side is sunlight
new moon
phase of the moon when the moon near side receives no sunlight
phases of the moon
changes in the moon's appearance as seen from earth throughout the month
quarter moon
the phase of the moon when half fo the moon near side is sunlight
revolve
to move in a path around another object
rotate
to turn on an axis
season
one of the four parts of the year; spring, summer, fall and winter
star
a ball of hot gas that gives off light and other forms of energy
waning moon
the phases of the moon when a decreasing amount of the moon's near side is sunlight
waxing moon
the phases of the moon when a increasing amount of the moon's near side is sunlight