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How do scientists think the moon came into being?
A collision occurred between the earth and a large object that blasted away part of the earth's mantle
During this type of eclipse, the moon is farther from the earth and a ring of sunlight surrounds the dark disk
Why do we always see the same side of the moon from Earth?
Because its period of rotation equals its period of revolution
When the entire surface facing the Earth is illuminated; one whole side of the moon is visible
When the Earth comes between the sun and the moon and the shadow of the Earth falls on the moon
When none of the moon's surface facing the earth is illuminated; none of the moon is visible
These are caused by the tilt of the Earth's axis and take place during new and full moon phases of the moon
When the moon comes between the Earth and the sun and the shadow of the moon falls on part of the Earth; these occur during New Moon
The season during which the northern hemisphere is tilted toward the sun, but the earth is farthest from the sun
What causes the phases of the moon?
The positions of the moon, Earth, and the sun in relationship to one another
When the moon comes between the Earth and the sun and completely covers the sun as viewed from Earth
Total solar eclipse
The area in which the shadow of an object is total; the darkest inner part of the shadow of an eclipse
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