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Earth's Seasons, Moon Phases, Tides, and Eclipses

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Northern Hemisphere
Letter "A" is the...
Southern Hemisphere
Letter "Q" is the...
Winter
Letter "M" shows what season?
Autumn
Letter "H" shows what season?
Winter
Letter "D" shows what season?
Autumn
Letter "S" shows what season?
Spring
Letter "I" shows what season?
D
Which letter is pointing to Winter?
R
Which letter is pointing to Spring?
N
Which letter is pointing to Summer?
H
Which letter is pointing to Autumn?
C and N
Which two letters are pointing to the summer solstice?
H and S
Which two letters are pointing to the autumn equinox?
I
Which letter is pointing to the spring equinox for the Southern Hemisphere?
Northern Hemisphere
In the picture above which hemisphere is experiencing winter?
Northern Hemisphere
In the picture above which hemisphere is experiencing spring?
Northern Hemisphere
In the picture above which hemisphere is experiencing summer?
Northern Hemisphere
In the picture above which hemisphere is experiencing autumn?
Winter
In the picture above the Southern Hemisphere is having what season?
Summer
In the picture above the Northern Hemisphere is having what season?
Southern Hemisphere
In the picture above which hemisphere is experiencing winter?
Northern Hemisphere
In the picture above which hemisphere is experiencing summer?
June 21
On what month and day does letter "C" begin summer?
September 21
On what month and day does letter "I" begin spring?
December 21
On what month and day does letter "N" begin summer?
March 21
On what month and day does letter "R" begin spring?
D and M
Which two letters are pointing to the winter solstice?
I and R
Which two letters are pointing to the spring equinox?
H
Which letter is pointing to the Autumn equinox for the Northern Hemisphere?
March and September
During which two months do the Northern and Southern Hemisphere receive equal amounts of sunlight?
Southern Hemisphere
In the picture above which hemisphere is experiencing summer?
Southern Hemisphere
In the picture above which hemisphere is experiencing autumn?
Southern Hemisphere
In the picture above which hemisphere is experiencing winter?
Southern Hemisphere
In the picture above which hemisphere is experiencing spring?
Sun
The ________ is the center of our solar system.
revolves
The Earth ________ around the Sun.
rotates
The Earth ________ on its axis.
axis
The Earth rotates on an imaginary line called a ________.
tilted
The Earth is ________ on its axis 23.5° pointing to the North Star.
orbit
It takes the Earth 365.25 days to ________ the Sun.
Day, night
________ and ________ occur because the Earth rotates on its axis.
rotation
It takes 24 hours for Earth to make one complete ________.
tilted on its axis
The seasons change because the Earth is...
towards
The North Pole tilts ________ the Sun in the Northern Hemisphere's summer.
away
The North Pole tilts ________ from the Sun in the Northern Hemisphere's winter.
summer
The South Pole tilts toward the Sun in the Southern Hemisphere's ________.
winter
The South Pole tilts away from the Sun in the Southern Hemisphere's ________.
Revolve
________ means to make a complete path around another object.
Rotate
________ means to spin on an imaginary axis.
rotates
Our Earth ________ in a counterclockwise motion from west to east.
different
The Southern Hemisphere experiences ________ seasons at the same time as the Northern Hemisphere
June
In the Northern Hemisphere the summer solstice begins on ________ 21st.
December
In the Northern Hemisphere the winter solstice begins on ________ 21st.
March
In the Southern Hemisphere the fall equinox begins on ________ 21st.
fall, spring
During a ________ and ________ equinox sunlight shines on both hemispheres equally.
summer, winter
During a ________ and ________ solstice sunlight shines on one hemisphere more than the other.
June
Spring in the Northern Hemisphere begins on March 21 and lasts until ________ 21.
solstice
The summer ________ occurs on June 21st in the Northern Hemisphere.
equinox
The fall ________ occurs on September 21st in the Northern Hemisphere.
winter
When it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere it is ________ in the Southern Hemisphere.
fall
When it is ________ in the Northern Hemisphere it is spring in the Southern Hemisphere.
more, sunlight
The Northern Hemisphere tilts toward the Sun during the summer and receives ________ direct ________ from the Sun.
less, sunlight
The Northern Hemisphere tilts away from the Sun during the winter and receives ________ direct ________ from the Sun.
full moon
During this moon phase the Sun, Earth, and Moon are in a line with the Earth in the middle; this occurs two weeks after the new moon. The side of the Moon visible from Earth is illuminated.
waning gibbous
A moon phase that occurs after the full moon; the amount of the Moon illuminated is decreasing.
third quarter
I am a moon phase that has only the left quarter of the moon illuminated. From Earth, it appears to be exactly half. What moon phase am I?
waning crescent
This moon phase occurs after the third quarter; only a left sliver of the moon is illuminated.
new moon
Occurs two weeks after the full moon; the Sun, Moon, and Earth are in a line with the Moon in the middle. the side of the Moon visible from Earth is not illuminated.
waxing crescent
A moon phase that takes place after the new moon; only a right sliver of the Moon is illuminated.
first quarter
During this moon phase only the right quarter of the Moon is illuminated. From Earth, it appears to be exactly the right half.
waxing gibbous
This moon phase occurs after the first quarter; the amount of the Moon illuminated is increasing.
waxing gibbous
Moon phase between first quarter and full moon.
waning gibbous
Moon phase between full moon and third quarter.
waning crescent
Moon phase between third quarter and new moon.
waxing crescent
Moon phase between new moon and first quarter.
8
The number of total moon phases.
2
Number of crescent moon phases.
2
Number of gibbous moon phases.
2
Number of quarter moon phases.
waxing
During a ________ moon phase the light we see from Earth is increasing on the Moon.
waning
During a ________ moon phase the light we see from Earth is decreasing on the Moon.
right
In a waxing phase the ________ side of the Moon is illuminated.
left
In a waning phase the ________ side of the Moon is illuminated.
1
Which number is new moon?
2
Which number is waxing crescent?
3
Which number is first quarter?
4
Which number is waxing gibbous?
5
Which number is full moon?
6
Which number is waning gibbous?
7
Which number is third quarter?
8
Which number is waning crescent?
new moon
What lunar phase is in the picture?
waxing crescent
What lunar phase is in the picture?
first quarter
What lunar phase is in the picture?
waxing gibbous
What lunar phase is in the picture?
full moon
What lunar phase is in the picture?
waning gibbous
What lunar phase is in the picture?
third quarter
What lunar phase is in the picture?
waning crescent
What lunar phase is in the picture?
month
From Earth we see the moon go through each moon phase once every ________.
28
To see the moon go through all moon phases it takes about ________ days.
27
It takes the moon ________ days to rotate once on its axis.
27
It takes the moon ________ days to revolve once around Earth.
The Moon, Earth, and Sun form a right angle (90° angle) so the gravitational pull is decreased and the oceans will have weaker tides.
Why does this picture show a neap tide?
The Moon, Earth, and Sun form a right angle (90°angle) so the gravitational pull is decreased and the oceans will have weaker tides.
Why does this picture show a neap tide?
spring
This picture shows a ________ tide.
spring
In the full moon phase oceans have ________ tides.
neap
During a first quarter moon ________ tides will occur on Earth.
neap
When the moon is in third quarter oceans will have ________ tides.
high
If you are standing where the yellow dot is on Earth the oceans will be in ________ tide.
low tide
You are standing on Earth where the yellow dot is. What type of tide will the ocean have?
high tide
The Earth makes a full rotation everyday. In this picture the Earth has gone through half a rotation. What type of tide is at the yellow dot?
low
The yellow dot on Earth is experiencing ________ tide.
high
The yellow dot on Earth is experiencing ________ tide.
low tide
Your friend lives where the yellow dot is on Earth. If your friend travels down to the ocean shoreline what type of tide will your friend see?
No, because it will be high tide.
This summer your family is traveling to the ocean. It will be a great time playing on the beach and swimming in the saltwater. Most beaches have high tide warnings and during high tide people cannot enter into ocean waters to swim. If you are on a beach at the yellow dot will you be allowed to swim in the ocean? Why?
I was able to look at small sea creatures and collect shells because the ocean was at low tide.
Six hours ago you were at the beach looking at small sea creatures in tidal pools and collecting shells where the yellow dot is on Earth. Why were you able to do this?
The Moon, Earth, and Sun form a straight line so the gravitational pull is increased and oceans will have stronger tides.
Why does this picture show a spring tide?
The Moon, Earth, and Sun form a straight line so the gravitational pull is increased and oceans will have stronger tides.
Why does this picture show a spring tide?
During summer our hemisphere is tilted more towards the sun so we receive more direct sunlight.
We live in the Northern Hemisphere. Why are our summers warmer than our winters?
During winter our hemisphere is tilted away from the Sun so we receive less direct sunlight spread over a greater distance.
We live in the Northern Hemisphere. Why are our winters colder than our summers?
solar eclipse
Lunar eclipse or Solar eclipse?
lunar eclipse
What type of eclipse is represented by this diagram?
solar eclipse
What type of eclipse is represented by this diagram?
lunar eclipse
This event take place when the moon moves into the shadow of the Earth.
solar eclipse
This event takes place when the Moon casts a shadow on the Earth.
solar eclipse
Lunar eclipse or solar eclipse?
lunar eclipse
Solar eclipse or lunar eclipse?