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27.3 Earth Moon Sun Vocabulary
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The movement of an object on its internal axis is called
One complete spin of the earth is called
Sunrise and sunset result from
The time period from one noon to the next (24 hrs 4 min) is called
the path that the earth follows as it revolves around the sun is called
___ Means to be slightly oblong.
__ is the time when Earth is farthest from sun in its orbit
__ is the time when Earth is closest to the sun in its orbit
The plane of Earth's orbit is called its _
The earth is _____ 23.5 on its axis
Changes in weather patterns on the earth caused by the tilt of the earth are _
a time when the Sun is overhead at its farthest distance north of the equator is called __
Tropic of Cancer
The line of latitude where the sun is directly overhead at the summer solstice is called __
Around June 21 in the northern hemisphere- the longest day of summer
The time when the north pole has 24 hrs of daylight
Tropic of Capricorn
The line of latitude where the sun is directly overhead at the winter solstice.
Around December 21 in the northern hemisphere- the longest day of winter
The time when north pole has 24 hrs of darkness
A term meaning equal night and day (12 hrs each)
At an ___, the Sun is directly overhead at the equator.
the time of day when the sun is at its maximum height in the sky
A _ occurs when the Moon passes directly between the Sun and Earth and blocks the Sun from view.
The path that the moon follows as it orbits Earth is not evenly round- it is ___
the point in the moons orbit where it is farthest from Earth
the point in the moons orbit where it is closest Earth
A ___ occurs when the Moon passes through Earth's shadow
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