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Why does the moon appear to be a dark reddish, color during a Lunar Eclipse
a) because Earth's atmosphere intensifies the sun's light onto the moon b) because Earth's atmosphere bends the Sun's light onto the moon c) because Earth's atmosphere changes the color of the sun's light d) because the moon receives direct sunlight from from the sun during a lunar eclipse
when the moon moves between sun and Earth and casts a shadow on earth's surface, there is
a) lunar eclipse b) full moon c) new moon d) a solar eclipse
which of the following terms would you use to describe the motion of Earth in its orbit around the sun
a) rotation b) ellipse c) solstice d) revolution
When the sun's light shines on the north Pole, what season is beginning in the Northern Hemisphere
a) winter b) summer c) spring d) fall
Which best describes a waxing crescent
a) less than half the moon is visible and illumination is decreasing b) less than half the moon is visible and illumination is increasing c) more than half the moon is visible and illumination is decreasing d) more than half the moon is visible and illumination is increasing
In what month is Earth farthest from the sun
a) January b) July c) March d) October
a tide with greatest difference between low and high tides is called a
a) spring tide b) neap tide c) out tide d) in tide
The part of a shadow surrounding the darkest part; creates a partial eclipse
a) penumbra b) umbra c) tide d) neato
How long does it take for the moon to revolve once around earth
a) 24 hours b) 365 days c) 27.3 hours d) 27.3 days
what is it called when the phases of the moon appear to get larger
a) waning b) waxing c) rotating d) revolving
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