Moon Study Guide

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  1. The distance of the moon from the earth is approximately
    384 000 kilometres
  2. One rotation of the moon takes about:
    29.5 days
  3. In what year did man first land on the moon's surface?
    1969
  4. What percentage of the moon can we see from earth?
    50%
  5. Full Moon occurs when the sun, the earth and the moon are:
    in a line
  6. The horned shape of the moon is called a:
    crescent
  7. Craters on the moon's surface are formed by:
    meteorites
  8. The 'seas' on the moon are called:
    maria
  9. The 'seas' on the moon are actually
    smooth rock plains probably caused by volcanic activity
  10. Does the moon have an atmosphere?
    No
  11. One revolution of the moon around the earth takes:
    approximately one month
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    what phase is this?
    New Moon
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    What phase is this?
    Waxing Crescent
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    What phase is this?
    First Quarter
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    What Phase is this?
    Waxing Gibbous
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    What Phase is this?
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    What phase is this?
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    What phase is this?
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    What phase is this?
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  20. What Is? the motion of the moon around the Earth, one complete orbit.
    Revolution
  21. What is? the shape of the moon as seen from Earth
    Phase
  22. What describes a moon that seems to be getting bigger each night
    Waxing
  23. describes a moon that seems to be getting smaller each night
    Waning
  24. a moon that is smaller that a quarter moon, but larger that the new moon
    Crescent
  25. a moon that is larger than a quarter moon, but smaller than a full moon
    Gibbous
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Moon Study Guide
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2011-03-03 21:15:28
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