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a tide with the smallest difference between high and low tide. occurs when the Sun, Moon, and Earth form a right angle. Occurs during first quarter and last quarter phases.
the difference between the greatest value and the smallest value. To find this you subtract the smallest value from the greatest value.
a tide with the biggest difference between high and low tide. Occurs when the Sun, Moon, and Earth are aligned (in a line). Occurs during new moon and full moon phases.
The Earth blocks the sunlight from reaching the moon. This occurs when the moon is in the full moon position.
The moon blocks the sunlight from reaching the Earth. From Earth we can't see the sun. This occurs when the moon is in a new moon position.
Total solar eclipse
a complete blocking of the sun. occurs when you are standing in the moon's umbra.
Total lunar eclipse
a complete blocking of the sunlight from reaching the moon. occurs when the moon is completely in the Earth's umbra
partial solar eclipse
part of the sunlight is blocked by the moon. occurs when you are standing in the moon's penumbra
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