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Science 8, Ch 12

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the different shapes of the moon you see from Earth
eclipse
one object in space casting its shadow on another object in space
solar eclipse
the blocking of light to earth that occurs when the moon is directly between the sun and earth
umbra
the darkest part of a shadow during an eclipse
penumbra
the larger part of the shadow
lunar eclipse
the earth interrupts light shining on the moon
tides
the repeated rise and fall of the level of the ocean
spring tide
When the tidal range is greatest. (full moon and new moon)
neap tide
a less than average tide occurring at the first and third quarters of the moon
telescope
a magnifier of images of distant objects
maria
a dark region of considerable extent on the surface of the moon
craters
a large round pit caused by the impact of a meteoroid
meteoroids
chunks of rocks or dust from space