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Science Earth in our Solar System
Terms in this set (16)
The planet on which we live; the world.
the natural satellite of the earth, visible (chiefly at night) by reflected light from the sun.
The star at the center of our solar system which our Earth orbits.
a fixed luminous point in the night sky that is a large, remote incandescent body like the sun.
The path of an object as it revolves around another object in space
the different shapes of the moon you see from Earth
A moon that is completely dark because it's unlit side is facing Earth
the phase of the moon in which we see the entire moon lighted, and it appears bright and round
the moon's process of "getting smaller"
to go around something in a circle
to spin on an axis
An area from which light is blocked.
A group of stars that form a pattern in the sky
sun, planets, and all the other objects that revolve around the sun
a three-dimensional representation of a person or thing or of a proposed structure, typically on a smaller scale than the original.