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From a particular location on Earth, why can we see many more total eclipses of the Moon than total eclipses of the Sun?
A total lunar eclipse is visible over a much larger part of the Earth's surface than a total solar eclipse.
What phase of the Moon must it be to have a lunar eclipse?
What would you have to change about the Earth to stop our planet from having significantly different seasons?
the tilt of its axis
The "prime meridian" (where longitude equals zero) passes through:
Why does the Moon show phases in the course of a month?
the angle the Moon makes with the Sun changes and we see differing amounts of reflected sunlight
If you could see the new moon, at what time of day (roughly) would it rise?
The latitude of the Earth's equator is
A very rich, very shady international banker (with residences all over the globe, including Newark, New Jersey) mysteriously disappears. Someone later mails a wide-angle photo of his body to a London newspaper, taken on June 22, showing the Sun exactly overhead at noon. What can the police deduce from this photograph about where on Earth the body is located?
on the Tropic of Cancer (230N)
Why is there a 4-minute difference between the solar day and the sidereal day?
because the Earth is going around the Sun in the course of a year.
A "New Age" bride and groom, who are enchanted by the Sun, want to get married on the day when it gets to be highest in the sky. If they live in the United States, around what day of the year will the wedding take place?
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