Moon Sun Earth

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  1. to turn on an axis-it takes earth one day or twenty-four hours to turn once on its axis.
  2. spring, summer, fall, winter-caused by the tilt of the earth's axis in which the sun's rays strike more directly at certain times
  3. caused by the moon passing between the sun and the earth and blocking light from the sun
    solar eclipse
  4. to move around another object.  the movement of a planet around the sun
  5. the time it takes earth to orbit once around the sun-365 1/4 day
  6. caused by the earth passing between the sun and the moon
    lunar eclipse
  7. the imaginary line that goes through the center of the earth-the earth turns on this.
  8. a natural satellite of earth that reflects the sun's light
  9. the total or partial blocking out of light from one object in space by another
  10. the center and largest body in our solar system-a star made up of very hot gas
  11. different stages in the appearance of the moon throughout the month depending on the light reflected off of the moon
    moon phases
  12. what is the sun's movement in relation to the moon and earth?
    the sun is stationary
  13. what is the moon's movement in relation to the sun and earth?
    The moon revolves around the Earth.
  14. The phases of the moon depend on its position in relation to what
    the sun and Earth
  15. What is the Earth's movement in relation to the sun and moon?
    The Earth revolves around the sun and rotates on its axis.
  16. a revolution is how many days and what does this create?
    365 1/4 day and it creates seasons
  17. a rotation is how long and what does it create?
    24 hours and it creates day and night.
  18. you start to see more of the moon
  19. you see less of the moon
  20. which can not be seen in a lunar eclipse?
    the moon
  21. which cannot be seen in a solar eclipse?
    the sun
  22. how many days between each moon phase
    3 1/2 days
  23. when we can see only a sliver of the moon's disk (the side of the moon facing us)
    crescent moon
  24. when the moon's disk is light because the Earth is between the sun and the moon
    Full Moon
  25. when we can see roughly three-quarters of the moon's disk
    gibbous moon
  26. when we can see one half of the moon's disk (this is one-quarter of the entire moon's surface)
    Half moon or quarter moon (can be called either)
  27. when the moon's disk is dark (and invisible to us) because the moon is between the sun and the Earth.
    new moon
  28. when the moon seems to be getting smaller, going from full to gibbous to half to crescent to new.
    waning moon
  29. when the moon seems to be getting bigger, going from new to crescent to half to gibbous to full.
    waxing moon
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Moon Sun Earth
2014-02-07 02:38:18
Moon Sun Earth
Fourth grade
Science-sun, moon, stars
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