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Earth’s position near or on December 21, at which the northern hemisphere has its minimum daylight hours
a) summer solstice b) autumnal equinox c) winter solstice d) mare
Material blasted out during impacts that falls back to the surface
a) albedo b) ejecta c) regolith d) mare
Groundup rock on the Moon’s surface
a) regolith b) albedo c) ejecta d) ecliptic
A device that brings visible light to a focus with mirrors
a) interferometry b) spinoff c) reflecting telescope d) ejecta
The blocking of the disk of the sun by the Moon
a) autumnal equinox b) spinoff c) summer solstice d) solar eclipse
Process of linking separate radio telescopes to act as one
a) synchronous rotation b) interferometry c) ecliptic d) perigee
a dark, smooth plain on the surface of the moon
a) highlands b) crater c) rays d) mare
Earth's tilt in combination with its orbit around the Sun cause the ____.
a) tides b) full moon c) seasons d) Coriolis effect
A lunar eclipse occurs when the _________ passes between the Sun and Moon.
a) Earth b) Mercury c) Moon d) Sun
A lunar eclipse can only occur during the phase of the____________ moon
a) full b) new c) first quarter d) waxing crescent
The sequential changes in the appearance of the Moon are called
a) lunar eclipses b) lunar phases c) lunar tides d) lunar positions
The arrangement of waves that includes gamma rays, X-rays, ultraviolet radiation, visible light, infrared radiation, microwaves, and radio waves according to wavelength and frequency is called the ______________________.
a) wavelength. b) frequency. c) electromagnetic radiation. d) electromagnetic spectrum.
The space exploration program that landed astronauts on the Moon was ______________.
a) Mercury b) Apollo c) Gemini d) Pioneer
Closest point to Earth in the Moon’s orbit
a) perigee b) synchronous rotation c) albedo d) apogee
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