Earth Moon and Sun

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Earth Moon and Sun
2013-03-13 20:06:38

Earth Moon and Sun
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  1. More than half of the Earth's Northern hemisphere is in sunlight
    Summer Solstice
  2. Less than half of the Northern Hemisphere is in sunlight
    Winter Solstice
  3. Patterns of temperature changes and other weather trends over the course of a year.
  4. Earth rotates around an imaginary axis.... spins and makes day and night
  5. The motion of one object around another.... makes 1 year
  6. The moon is illuminated on the right after a new moon.
  7. The moon is illuminated on the left after a full moon.
  8. The sun seems to darken because the moon is covering the sun
    Sun..... Moon...... Earth
    Solar Eclipse
  9. The moon darkens because it passes through Earth's shadow.
    Sun.... Earth......Moon
    Lunar Eclipse
  10. The dark central region of a shadow such as the cone of a complete shadow cast by an object.
  11. The region of lighter shadow that may surround an Ubmra
  12. Sunlight shines equally on the Northern and Southern Hemispheres....September
    Fall equinox
  13. Half on the sunlight is in each hemisphere. March
    Spring Equinox
  14. When water levels go up and down because of the moons gravity changes the shape of the oceans
  15. The highest level of the water.
    High Tide
  16. The lowest level of the water.
    Low Tide
  17. The beginning cycle of the moon phases... From Earth the sun is unlit.
    New Moon
  18. The sunlight is a crescent shape .... lit on the right side of the moon
    Waxing Crescent
  19. When half of the near side of the moon is in sunlight.... lit on right side of moon
    First Quarter
  20. More of the moon is illuminated... lit on right side
    Waxing Gibbous
  21. Halfway through its cycle the whole moon is lit....
    Full Moon
  22. Less light than full moon.... lit on the left.
    Waning Gibbous
  23. When the near side is half in sunlight... lit on the left
    Third Quarter
  24. less and less is in sunlight and thinner.... lit on the left.
    Waning crescent
  25. What causes day and night?
    Earth's rotation. it spins on an axis... 24 hours rotation
  26. How long does it take the Earth to orbit the sun?
    a year or 365 days
  27. How long does it take the moon to orbit the Earth?
    one month
  28. Why is it hotter in the summer than the winter?
    More than half of the northern hemisphere is in the sunlight and the daylight is longer.
  29. Why is it colder in the winter than in the summer?
    Less than half of northern hemisphere is in the sunlight and shorter days.
  30. What causes the seasons?
    The temperature changes occur because the amount of sunlight at each location during the year, due to the tilt of earth's axis.
  31. what are the date for: the s s in the northern hemisphere
  32. Date for s s in the southern hemisphere,
  33. Date for a e in the northern hemisphere,
  34. Date for a e in the southern hemisphere,
  35. Date for w s in the northern hemisphere,
  36. Date for w s in the southern hemisphere,
  37. Date for s e in the northern hemisphere,
  38. Date for s e in the southern hemisphere?
  39. Which day has the most daylight(the longest day) in either hemisphere?
    summer solstice
  40. Which day has the least daylight(the shortest day) in either hemisphere?
    winter solstice
  41. Which days have equal amount of daylight and darkness?
    September and march equinox
  42. What is a waxing moon?
    the moon is lit on the right first half of the moon cycle
  43. What is a waning moon?
    After the full moon, and the moon has less light
  44. What are the 8 phases of the moon?
    new moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, third quarter, waning crescent, and new moon
  45. Which body is in the shade during lunar eclipse?
    the moon
  46. Which body is in the shade during a solar eclipse?
    the sun because the moon's shadow falls onto part of the moon
  47. Why is it harder to see a solar eclipse than a solar eclipse?
    the moon casts a smaller shadow
  48. What are the tides caused by?
    the moons pull on the oceans
  49. How many tides does one place have one day?
    4.. two high and two low