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5 Matching questions

  1. penumbra
  2. waxing
  3. time zone
  4. revolution
  5. gibbous
  1. a partial shadow (not as dark)
  2. b Moon phase in which more than half of the Moon appears to be illuminated. Rounded outwards.
  3. c the act of moving in an orbit around another object
  4. d one of the standard areas into which the earth is divided; they correspond to the 24 hours in a day
  5. e a gradual increase in size

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. time when the sun is shining most directly on the meridian on the "other side" of the earth from your current position.
  2. Distance east or west of the prime meridian, measured in degrees
  3. the imaginary line passing through the western Pacific ocean that marks the start of a new day.
  4. in the same direction as the rotating hands of a clock
  5. the rise and fall of the sea level because of the gravitational pull of the moon and sun

5 True/False questions

  1. equinoxname for the star at the center of our solar system


  2. natural satelliteman-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon


  3. sunrisethe time when the uppermost portion of the Sun's disk appears above the horizon


  4. rotationthe act of moving in an orbit around another object


  5. galaxya collection of solar systems held together by gravity