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Earth has seasons because
a) it rotates on its axis b) the temperature of the sun changes c) its axis is tilted as it moves around the sun d) the distance between Earth and the sun changes
When the north end of Earth's axis is tilted toward the sun, North America will experience
a) more indirect rays and shorter days b) more indirect rays and longer days c) more direct rays and shorter days d) more direct rays and longer days
From new moon phase to full moon phase, you see
a) an increasing amount of the lighted side of the moon b) 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
Tides are caused mainly by
a) Earth's rotation on its axis, which causes water to move b) differences in how much the sun pulls on difference parts of the Earth c) strong winds blowing water onto coasts d) differences in how much the moon pulls on different parts of Earth
Leap year occurs because
a) it actually takes fewer than 365 days for Earth to revolve around the sun b) it actually takes slightly more than 365 days for Earth to revile around the sun c) the original calendar developed by the Greeks was incorrect d) the original calendar developed by the Egyptians had exactly 365 days.
When is Earth farthest from the sun?
a) when it is winter in the Northern Hemisphere b) when it is spring in the Northern Hemisphere c) when it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere d) when it is autumn in the Northern Hemisphere
What is an equinox
a) one of the two days each year on which neither hemisphere is tilted toward or away from the sun b) one of the two days each year on which both hemispheres are tilted toward the sun c) the day of the year on which the sun reaches its greatest distance north of the equator d) the day of the year on which the sun reaches its greatest distance south of the equator
Earth's axis is tilted with respect to earth's orbit at an angle of
a) 90 degrees b) 45 degrees c) 30 degrees d) 23.5 degrees
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