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Lunar Cycle, Tides & Eclipses TEST

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Eclipse
Occurs when an object casts a shadow on another object.
Force of Gravity
This pulls the earth and moon toward each other.
Neap Tide
Occurs when the sun is at right angles to the Earth and the moon.
Penumbra
A person standing in here would see a partial solar eclipse.
Umbra
A person standing in here would see a total solar eclipse.
Spring Tide
Occurs when the sun, moon and Earth line up.
Tides
Caused by the moon's pull on different parts of earth
Solar Eclipse
Occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun.
Lunar Eclipse
Occurs at a full moon when the Earth is between the moon and the sun.
Moon phases
Caused by how much of the sunlit side faces the Earth.
Moon
In a solar eclipse, this blocks the sun's light.
Earth
In a lunar eclipse, this blocks the sun's light.
Umbra
Which is a smaller, darker, cone shaped area, the umbra or penumbra?
Four
How many tides are there each day?
High Tide
This tide happens on the side of the earth that faces the moon AND on the opposite side of the earth.
Low Tide
This tide happens on the sides of the earth facing AWAY from the moon.
Spring Tides
These tides can be very high or very low. The earth, moon and sun line up in a straight line.
Neap Tides
These tides are not too high or too low. The earth, moon and sun are in an L shape, or right angle.
29.5 days
How long it takes the moon to make one full revolution around the earth.
Moon
The same side of this satellite always faces the earth.
29.5 days
The length of the lunar cycle.
New Moon
The sky is dark when this moon is in the sky.
Full Moon
The sky is bright when this moon is in the sky.
Time
The moon rises and sets at a different ________ each day.
Right side
After a new moon, this side of the moon is illuminated first.
Moon phases
Go to your Quizlet set called Moon Phases (pictures only) and be able to match the picture to the name of the 8 phases!
25 days
The length of the TIDE cycle.

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