Chapter 1 - section 3: Phases, eclipses and Tides
Section 3: Phases, Eclipses and Tides
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One of the different apparent shapes of the moon as seen from Earth.
The partial or total block of one object in space by another.
The blocking of sunlight to Earth that occurs when the moon is directly between the Sun and Earth
The darkest part of a shadow.
The part of a shadow surrounding the darkest part.
The blocking of sunlight the moon that occurs when Earth is directly between the sun and the moon.
The periodic rise and fall of the level of water in the ocean.
The tide with the greatest difference between consecutive low and high tides.
The tide with the least difference between consecutive low and high tides.
A solar eclipse occurs when
the moon passes directly between Earth and the sun, blocking sunlight from Earth.
During a lunar eclipes
Earth block sunlight from reaching the moon.
How does and eclipse occurs?
When the moon's shadow hits Earth or Earths shadow hits the moon.
What causes the phases of the moon?
The changing relative positions of the moon Earth and sun cause the phases of the moon, eclipses, and tides.
What causes the different phases of the moon
The phase of the moon you see depends on how much of the sunlight side of the moon faces Earth.