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What happens during a lunar eclipse?
a) The moon is entirely obscured because the sun is between Earth and the entire moon. b) The moon is partially obscured because the sun is between Earth and part of the moon. c) The moon is in shadow because Earth is between the moon and the sun. d) Part of Earth is in shadow because the moon is between Earth and the sun.
Which of the following is not a phase of the moon?
a) first quarter b) waning quarter c) waxing crescent d) waxing gibbous
Which of the following causes the phases of the moon?
a) the changing position of the moon relative to Earth only b) the changing position of the moon relative to the sun only c) the changing position of the moon relative to Earth and the sun d) none of the above
Which of the following results from the fact that the moon is tidally locked to Earth?
a) From Earth, we always see the same side of the moon. b) From Earth, we see a different side of the moon each night. c) On Earth, we experience spring tides in the spring and neap tides in the fall. d) On Earth, we experience spring tides in the summer and neap tides in the winter.
A student argues that because Earth is closest to the sun at perihelion, all of Earth experiences summer at perihelion. Is the student correct?
a) Yes. All of Earth experiences summer at perihelion. b) No. Earth is farthest from the sun at perihelion. Therefore, all of Earth experiences winter at perihelion. c) No. Although Earth is closest to the sun at perihelion, only the hemisphere tilted toward the sun experiences summer. d) No. Earth is farthest from the sun at perihelion. In addition, only the hemisphere tilted toward the sun experiences summer.
Tides on Earth are influenced by
a) the moon only b) the sun only c) both the moon and the sun d) neither the moon nor the sun
At which position in Earth's orbit is Earth closest to the sun?
a) aphelion b) equinox c) perihelion d) solstice
Which of the following is the primary cause of seasons on Earth?
a) the gravitational pull by the moon on Earth b) the gravitational pull by the sun on Earth c) Earth's axial tilt as it revolves around the sun d) the moon's axial tilt as it revolves around Earth
The spin of a body on its axis is called
a) axial tilt b) orbital period c) revolution d) rotation
What event occurs when one celestial object or that object’s shadow obscures the view from Earth?
a) eclipse b) equinox c) solstice d) tide
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