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5 Matching questions

  1. noon
  2. gibbous
  3. star
  4. partial eclipse
  5. equinox
  1. a a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy and light
  2. b the time when day and night are of equal length at the equator (spring and fall)
  3. c an eclipse in which the eclipsed body is only partially obscured
  4. d Moon phase in which more than half of the Moon appears to be illuminated. Rounded outwards.
  5. e time when the sun is shining most directly on your meridian (longitude)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the time when the uppermost portion of the Sun's disk appears above the horizon
  2. a collection of solar systems held together by gravity
  3. sunlight that reaches the surface of the earth of angles less than 45°
  4. the day when the Sun reaches its greatest distance north or south of the equator (winter and summer)
  5. the imaginary line passing through the western Pacific ocean that marks the start of a new day.

5 True/False questions

  1. solar eclipseoccurs when Earth's shadow falls on the Moon


  2. orbitthe darkest part of a shadow


  3. spring tideWhen the tidal range is lowest. (first quarter moon and last quarter moon)


  4. axisan imaginary line that passes through Earth's center and its North and South Poles


  5. revolutionthe act of moving in an orbit around another object