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When the Earth's shadow falls on the Moon and it cant be seen it is called a __________.
a) lunar eclipse b) solar eclipse c) new moon d) full moon
The imaginary line around which the Earth spins is called the ___________.
a) axis b) rotation c) revolution d) ellipse
When the Sun is directly over the equator it is known as an _________________.
a) equinox b) solstice c) new moon d) solar eclipse
When the moon temporarily blocks the sunlight from reaching the Earth it is called a _______.
a) solar eclipse b) lunar eclipse c) equinox d) solstice
When all of the Moon's surface that faces Earth is lit up it is called a __________.
a) full moon b) waning c) waxing d) new moon
The changing appearances of the Moon as seen from Earth is known as __________.
a) moon phases b) full moon c) waning d) waxing
A round, 3 dimensional object is called a __________________.
a) sphere b) equinox c) crescent d) ellipse
An elongated closed curve is called an _________________.
a) ellipse b) waxing c) waning d) sphere
When the amount of the Moon's lighted surface can be seen on Earth increases it is called _________.
a) waxing b) new moon c) full moon d) waning
The spinning of the Earth on it's axis is called ___________.
a) rotation b) revolution c) ellipse d) sphere
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