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The phase of the moon you see depends on
a) the rotation of the moon. b) the position of the moon in its orbit around Earth. c) the time of the night. d) whether or not an eclipse is occurring.
From new moon phase to full moon phase, you see
a) waxing: an increasing amount of the lighted side of the moon. b) waning: a decreasing amount of the lighted side of the moon. c) the same amount of the lighted side of the moon. d) more of the lighted side, then less of the lighted side of the moon.
For a solar eclipse to occur,
a) the sun must be directly between Earth and the moon. b) the moon must be directly between Earth and the sun. c) the moon must be directly behind Earth. d) Earth must be directly between the sun and the moon.
During what phase of the moon can a lunar eclipse occur?
a) new moon b) first quarter c) waxing gibbous d) full moon
The amount of the lighted side of the moon you can see is the same during
a) new moon and full moon phase. b) new moon and first quarter phase. c) first quarter and third quarter phase. d) full moon and third quarter phase.
The different shapes of the moon seen from Earth are called
a) eclipses b) umbras c) penumbras d) phases
During a total lunar eclipse the moon is in Earth’s
a) corona b) penumbra c) umbra d) orbit
Waning means
a) the illuminated part of the moon is becoming smaller. b) the illuminated part of the moon is becoming bigger. c) fully illuminated. d) more than half but less than fully illuminated.
The reason for tides on Earth is
a) gravitational pull of moon and sun. b) gravitational pull of sun only. c) gravitational pull of Mars. d) gravitational pull of Earth.
Why do the moon phases occur?
a) because the moon is closer to the Earth than the sun. b) because the sun is farther from the Earth than the moon. c) because the gravitational pull of the Earth-moon-sun system as the moon orbits the Earth. d) because of changing angles of the Earth-moon-sun system as the moon orbits the Earth.
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