Astronomy Unit One Quiz 2-6

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Astronomy Unit One Quiz 2-6
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  1. The phases of the moon are caused by_____?
    The moon's angular distance from the sun
  2. All of the planets_______around the sun.
    Revolve
  3. A full moon will transit around_______.
    Midnight
  4. A third quarter moon will transit around______.
    Sunrise
  5. A sidereal day is______a mean solar day.
    shorter than
  6. Who invented the telescope?
    Hans Lippershey
  7. John Harrison gave us the modern_______
    Timepiece
  8. The magnitude scale used to describe the brightness of a celestial object was invented by______
    Hipparchus
  9. The modern(Gregorian) calendar was devised by_______
    Christopher Clavius
  10. What two motions does the planisphere simulate?
    The rotation and revolution of the Earth
  11. What geographical characteristic of a location determines the number of circumpolar constellation of stars?
    The latitude of the observer
  12. Circumpolar stars_______
    Never rise, never set
  13. Where is the first point of Aries currently located?
    It's located in the western part of the constellation of Pisces
  14. The seasons are caused by_______
    The tilt of the Earth's rotational axis
  15. The time values on the planisphere are______
    Standard Time Values
  16. A Nautical Mile is_______
    The distance described by an angle of 1 Min of arc at the Earth's surface

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