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When is a lunar eclipse possible?
a) When the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon. b) When the Moon is between the Earth and the Sun. c) When the Sun is between the Earth and the Moon. d) When the Sun, Earth, and Moon are at right angles to each other.
When is the moon waxing?
a) When it is going from new moon toward full moon, so we see it more and more of it lit up. b) When it is going from full moon toward new moon, so we see less and less of it lit up. c) Whenever we can see less than half of it lit up. d) Whenever we can see more than half of it lit up.
The moon is in its crescent phase when we see ________.
a) Mostly the dark side, but a little bit of the light side. b) Mostly the light side, but a little bit of the dark side. c) Exactly half of the light side and half of the dark side. d) Only the dark side.
What does FORMATION OF THE MOON mean?
a) How the moon was created b) What is inside the moon c) What the moon looks like d) Life on the moon
What is the leading theory about the formation of the moon?
a) The Moon was attached to the Earth until an asteroid hit and knocked them apart. b) The Moon was an asteroid that got caught by the Earths gravity and began to orbit around it. c) When the Earth was young and molten, it spun so fast that a blob of it came off and formed into the moon. d) A Mars-size object hit the Earth, blowing hot magma out into space, where it accreted and formed into the moon.
The Moon is made of material that is very similar to Earths mantle. How does this evidence support the impact theory?
a) The Moon was a part of Earths mantle that spun off because the Earth was spinning so fast. b) The core of the moon was destroyed by the impacts, but they did not damage its mantle. c) When a Mars-size body hit Earth, some material from the mantle was thrown off and formed the moon. d) The Moon is nothing like the Earth, so it must be an asteroid from a different solar system.
What has to happen to create a solar eclipse?
a) The Moon moves directly between the Sun and Earth. b) The Earth moves directly between the Moon and the Sun. c) A giant impact punches a hole in the Sun. d) The Sun moves directly between the Moon and Earth.
The rocks of the Moon appear to have all been very hot and molten at some time in the distant past. How does this evidence support the impact theory?
a) A giant impact between Earth and a Mars-size object would create a huge amount of heat. b) The Moon's heat would attract a Mars-size object which might hit the Earth. c) A giant impact between Earth and a Mars-size object would take away heat and cool down the Moon. d) This evidence does not support the impact theory.
Why is the Moon not a planet?
a) The Moon revolves around the Earth, and planets have to revolve around the Sun. b) The Moon has no gravity, and planets have to have gravity. c) The Moon moves, and planets cannot move. d) The Moon has no life on it, and planets have to have living things on them.
Why do we see light coming from the Moon?
a) The Moon is glowing because it is radioactive. b) The Moon is reflecting light from the Sun. c) The Moon is reflecting light from the Earth. d) The Moon is glowing because it is extremely hot.
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